An attempt to appease his girlfriend by slapping his own face backfired while driving down an expressway on Thursday.
The couple was driving in Hefei province when they got into a fight in the car. To appease his girlfriend, the man slapped his face to demonstrate remorse. However, he hit himself so hard that he fell into a faint and lost consciousness.
Policemen sent him to hospital after finding out what happened.
"It is lucky that he stopped the car before fainting, otherwise it would be disastrous," said a policeman.
The couple was on their way to Nanjing, Jiangsu province, for a tour.