Eating Driver Chokes on Food, Sending Van Slamming Into Chinatown Building

A driver choked on his food and lost consciousness Friday evening, sending his van slamming into a Manhattan building, police say.

The man was driving in Chinatown on Broadway near Catherine Lane at about 5 p.m. Friday when his chewing turned to choking.

As he began to lose consciousness, the van jumped the curb and shot into a nearby building.

The crash left some damage to the building, but no injuries were reported, police said.

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