Driver falls asleep, crashes into truck

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Article Date: 4/14/2010 | Resource: MLG

Driver falls asleep, crashes into truck

The driver of a white Toyota Corolla fell asleep and crashed into a GMC stake bed truck on the westbound 91 just east of south Lemon Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported to the CHP at 11:36 a.m.

According to CHP officer Debbie Sparso, the driver of the Corolla was driving in the No. 3 lane when he fell asleep. When traffic slowed, he rear ended the GMC truck. The car went underneath the bed of the truck and the back of the stake bed went through the Corolla’s windshield.

After working a graveyard shift, instead of going home to get some sleep, the driver decided to go to a friend’s house, Sparso said.

The passenger in the Corolla tried to put his arm out and turn the wheel before the collision, Sparso said. The driver and the passenger were not injured.

The driver of the GMC truck was taken to the hospital after he complained of head pain, Sparso said.

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Jeffrey Marquart