Taco Bell hot sauce saves man from being hit by car

A vehicle crashed through a Florida Taco Bell this weekend. (Photo: Getty Images/Artran)

For the second time this year, Taco Bell‘s hot sauce has saved a life.

Just weeks after an Oregon man credited his survival after being trapped in a snowstorm for five days to living off packets of hot sauce from the fast food chain, police in Florida say another Taco Bell customer’s yearning for the spicy condiment prompted him to get up and grab some — right before a car plowed into his table.

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As local outlet Fox 13 reports, a 77-year-old man leaving a Taco Bell in Winter Haven, Fla. on Saturday afternoon accidentally smashed his car into the restaurant while trying to leave the parking lot. The driver, Emmanuel Akowuah, and his wife were unharmed in the accident, which saw his SUV finally stop about 10 feet inside the building. 


Also uninjured: the diner who’d moved just moments before the crash.

A spokesperson for the Winter Haven Police Department confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that the customer told responding officers about how the hot sauce had resulted in his lucky escape.

Sometimes, however, the sauce is simply too hot to handle. Earlier this year a man fired shots at the drive-through window of an Oklahoma City Taco Bell because he reportedly didn’t get the hot sauce he wanted.

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