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Where the driver of an automobile is suddenly stricken by a period of unconsciousness which he has no reason to anticipate and which renders it impossible for him to control the car he is driving, he is not chargeable with negligence as to such lack of control.' (Lehman v. Haynam [1956], 164 Ohio St. 595, 59 O.O. 5, 133 N.E.2d 97) 'Where in an action for injuries arising from a collision of automobiles the defense of the defendant driver is that he was suddenly stricken by a period of unconsciousness, which rendered it impossible for him to control the car he was driving and which he had no reason to anticipate or foresee, the burden of proof as to such defense rests upon such driver.' (Lehman v. Haynam [1956], 164 Ohio St. 595, 59 O.O. 5, 133 N.E.2d 97, paragraph three of the syllabus, approved and followed.) 


California has approved the rule of Cohen v. Petty [(D.C. Cir. 1933)] 65 F.2d 820 [62 App.D.C. 187], that as between an innocent passenger and an innocent fainting driver, the former must suffer.' (Ford v. Carew & English (1948) 89 Cal. App. 2d 199, 203 [200 ...

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