Police: ‘Dangerous game’ preceded tunnel crash

Posted at 1:09 PM, May 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-27 13:10:24-04

SEATTLE, Wash. – A terrifying car accident sent four people to the hospital over the weekend, and police say one driver who was playing a dangerous game is at fault, according to a report from KCPQ.

The accident happened along U.S. Highway 26 near Portland, Oregon. One of the drivers deliberately held his breath through a tunnel until he passed out, causing a chain reaction crash, police said.

Everyone survived the crash.

“It’s playing Russian roulette and the only bullet is pointed at you,” an Oregon State Police spokesman said.

The Oregon State Police said the driver held his breath through the tunnel, passed out, and crossed the centerline, colliding into two other cars.

The Camry crashed head-on into a Ford Explorer, sending a couple from Astoria, Oregon to the hospital.

Police cited the driver with reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment and 4th degree assault accusations.