Man Blames "Brain Freeze" for Salina Crash

SALINA, Kan. (AP) _ Salina police say a 66-year-old man whose car crashed into a house blames "brain freeze'' from a cold drink for the mishap.

Robert Schulz told police that the sudden, sharp pain in his head while driving Tuesday afternoon was followed by a "chest freeze.'' Schulz said he had just purchased the flavored, frozen drink from a Sonic restaurant and was drinking it while driving at 3:45 p.m.

But he was hit by the painful sensation that often comes after a big swallow of cold liquid. Schulz said his car then went out of control, left the street and slammed into the front steps of a house.

An ambulance took Schulz to Salina Regional Health Center, where he was treated and released.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19762469 -
Gray Television, Inc.