A New Jersey driver, who had been wearing an N95 protective mask for several hours, passed out behind the wheel, resulting in a crash.

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The accident reportedly happened Thursday in Lincoln Park, Morris County. According to Patch.com, authorities say the driver may have experienced an oxygen deficiency after having spent hours behind the protection of a face mask. (Photos HERE)

Despite the incident, Lincoln Park Police recommend residents continue to follow state guidelines for wearing face coverings while out in public.

SOURCES: Patch.com via Gloucester Twp. Patch/Facebook