Because of a sneezing fit, a driver briefly lost control of his car and had a serious accident.

Two people were slightly injured, police said. The 58-year-old was therefore steered into oncoming traffic on Friday in Ratingen (Mettmann district) as a result of the sneeze, where his car first collided with the car of a 34-year-old and then with that of a 75-year-old man. The person who caused the accident and the elderly driver were treated on an outpatient basis in a hospital, the other people involved in the accident were uninjured.