• Pothole may have saved man's life

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    We know how people feel about potholes in Pittsburgh.

    One apparently saved a man's life in Nebraska this week.

    His heart was racing and medics were working to get the beats under control when the truck hit a pothole.

    "One way to treat that is with an electrical shock. Classically, you'll see it on television. The paddles, clear and a big jolt. Turns out, you can do that with a pothole," Dr. Andrew Goldsweig said.

    The doctor said its a rare phenomenon, but it can happen.

    The man's heart rate returned to normal after that jolt.

    His family said he's expected to make a full recovery. 


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