Police: Driver nods off, crashes into brick wall and flips car

Police and firefighters responded to a car crash on 18th Avenue near Oak Patch in Eugene that left a car on its top Monday before noon. Police said witnesses reported the driver was going the speed limit or below the speed limit as he drove westbound on 18th. Officers said the driver wasn't impaired, but he had just finished working overnight and had not had a lot of sleep. The driver told paramedics he hit his head, so medics took him to the hospital as a precaution, police said. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - A man was transported to the hospital early on Monday morning after crashing into a brick wall.

Eugene Police say that the incident happened on West 18th and Oak Patch road. EPD says that the driver showed no signs of impairment, and they believe he nodded off the road when he hit the brick wall and flipped his car.

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Police want to remind drivers not to get behind the wheel if they are feeling tired or fatigued.

"I would highly encourage people to pull over and even take a 15-20 minute nap," said Officer Sambath OU, at the Eugene Police Department. "Just a 20 minute cat name really powers the person back up, and if at all, possibly they can contact a friend or family member to come pick them up. That would be ultimately the best thing to do."

Police say that the driver did not suffer any serious injuries, and Officer Ou says that this is not the first time a driver has crashed into that resident's driveway on West 18th and Oak Patch road.

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