In what may be the most dramatic self heimlich maneuver ever performed, a Pennsylvania truck driver saved his own life Tuesday morning by crashing into a concrete median.

While eating an apple on the road, 55-year-old Richard Paylor started choking, then lost consciousness. His tractor-trailer veered into the central barricade on a highway near Reading, PA., and upon impact, his body slammed into the steering wheel. This dislodged an apple chunk stuck in Paylor's throat, saving his life.

According to the Reading Eagle, the police retrieved the dislodged piece of apple from the dashboard. Local doctors agreed with their assessment of what must have happened.

Paylor was treated in Reading Hospital and made it back home by Tuesday evening, alive and well.

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