Moment coach driver dozes off at wheel causing fatal crash

Footage shows coach driver falling asleep before horror crash

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Moment coach driver dozes off at wheel causing fatal crash

This terrifying footage shows how a coach driver dozed off at the wheel causing a horror crash which killed one person and injured dozens of others.

The double-decker was carrying 84 people in China's eastern Zhejiang Province when it went into the back of a truck and then collided with a guardrail.

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Footage obtained by China's CCTV channel shows the driver struggling to keep his eyes open as the coach travels at speech down a major expressway.

Police said he had not been to sleep the night before.

He eventually nods off completely but is jolted awake as the coach lurches to the side.

Credits: YouTube/c/CCTVPlus

YouTube/c/CCTVPlus

Credits: YouTube/c/CCTVPlus

YouTube/c/CCTVPlus

The driver was then unable to avoid the truck and the coach was out-of-control for around 40 metres before it came to a halt.

The driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing traffic casualties.


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