Did you know that Mitt Romney was in a coma for a few days during the `60s? No, not due to drugs. Lou Colagiovanni gives the commonly accepted story for the Examiner:
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Before Mitt Romney was a politician he was a Mormon missionary in France during the 1960s. It is a little known fact that while he was spreading the gospel through rural France in 1968, Mitt Romney was involved in a head-on collision. Romney was driving, and one of his passengers was killed.
This was first reported by The Boston Globe in 2007 when they told the story of Mitt Romney almost dying in Bernos-Beaulac, France while driving a Citroen DS. Romney, who was 21 at the time, was driving from Pau to Bordeaux as a chauffeur for Duane Anderson the French Mormon mission president.
Romney tells the story of going around a curve and being struck at full speed by a Catholic priest named Albert Marie.