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Woman Killed by Sneeze, Says Sister

Woman Killed by Sneeze, Says Sister
Posted Wednesday, June 18th 2014 @ 1pm  by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A 79-year-old woman died Sunday, and her sister says a sneeze was to blame. Australian police say Edna Hickson's Hyundai Elantra rolled a number of times as she rounded a bend, causing internal injuries that ultimately killed her. But sister Betty Sheelah says Hickson, who was driving to Sheelah's home in northern New South Wales for a week's stay, didn't die on the scene. She "was quite alert after the crash. When they arrived, she told the paramedics she had sneezed and that was what led to the accident." Hickson was taken to the hospital, where she later died, reports the Armidale Express.

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