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Police Say NJ Driver Wearing N95 Mask Passes Out, Crashes Due To Lack Of Oxygen

A Lincoln Park driver lacking oxygen due to hours of wearing an N95 mask passed out behind the wheel and crashed, authorities said.

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The unidentified driver had been wearing the mask for several hours and had been getting too much carbon dioxide, and too little oxygen, before crashing Thursday, authorities said on Facebook .

The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Police reminded the public that face masks are not necessary outdoors while social distancing can be maintained, and “especially not necessary when driving a vehicle with no additional occupants.”

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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