Driver Veers Off Road After Falling Asleep And Survives


It’s one of the worst nightmares anyone driving can have but it happened to Paul Yearly one afternoon. He was driving his Ford Mustang convertible down the highway when all of a sudden he fell asleep behind the wheel.

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After veering off the road, Paul’s Ford Mustang continues past numerous light poles and barbed wired fences with his foot still on the accelerator. He even runs through the same fence there times. Fortunately, Paul wakes up just in time to realize what has happened and stops the car before he can do further damage to the car and himself.

Unfortunately for Paul, he had just purchased the car. The before and after photos of his newly purchased Ford Mustang show significant damage not only to the convertible top, but the sides and overall body panels of the Mustang as well.

According to the description on the video, Paul had no idea that he had this underlying medical condition that caused him to fall asleep at the wheel. “I have never passed out in 26 years, but suddenly passed out and crashed. The new mustang I bought was trashed.”

"“I have never passed out in 26 years, but suddenly passed out and crashed. The new mustang I bought was trashed.”"

According to 9 News Australia, his insurance company barred him from covering the loss to his Mustang citing that his coverage was hours past due at the time of the accident. The insurance company also raised the premium on his insurance and he isn’t allowed to drive until his underlying medical condition is addressed.

According to Yearly, the insurance company did at least pay for the fence.

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All in all, it was an unfortunate situation for Paul and his brand new Mustang.

It serves as a sobering reminder to us motorists to take our health seriously and make our yearly visits to our health care practitioners. Even though we might look normal on the outside, a professional can uncover something serious underlying our mask of health.

And for Paul and his video, at the time of this post, he’s already amassed over 50,000 views. A good three million views should be enough for Paul to finance a new Ford Mustang (thanks to advertisers) if his video view count continues on the same upward trajectory as it has been going.