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Woman says sneeze caused her to crash into State Police cruiser on Interstate 95 in Canton

A woman said a sneeze caused her to lose control of her car, which crashed into the rear of a State Police cruiser stopped along Interstate 95 in Canton on Sunday, authorities said.

The cruiser was in the breakdown lane, stopped behind a vehicle that had a flat tire north of exit 11 on I-95 northbound, according to a statement from State Police.

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At about 5:20 p.m., a 2003 Buick Century crashed into the cruiser.

The woman driving the Buick said she had sneezed and lost control of her car, police said.

She did not report any injuries, the statement said. A trooper, who was inside the cruiser when it was hit, was taken to Norwood Hospital as a precaution.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said.

Matt Rocheleau at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com.
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