Ward Burton in accident
I can understand this one, I had to take a thermos of coffee to work with me cause I kept falling asleep driving home in the afternoon. Was an hour long trip on boring highway. Nodded off three times, then started the coffee trick.
W. Burton avoids serious injury in auto accident
April 12, 2004
4:11 PM EDT (2011 GMT)
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Ward Burton was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Monday just south of Danville.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says the South Boston native crashed at around 7:30 a.m. ET.
Trooper S.M. Mangum says Burton was southbound on U.S. Route 29, less than two miles south of Danville, when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
Burton's 2004 Chevy Suburban ran off the right-hand side of the road and struck a guardrail. Trooper Magnum says Burton suffered only a bump to the head.
Burton did not require treatment, and his wife came to the scene and picked him up. Mangum says no charges have been filed and the investigation is continuing.
That is sort of an interesting topic. What do you do to stay awake when driving? I know my mom fell asleep at the wheel once and had a very serious accident. I have heard people say if you do it once bad enough you will never do it again.
I have to roll down the window and get cold air or scrunch up my toes over and over and it keeps me awake.
I drank that thermos of coffee. Soon as I got in my car, I opened it (still steaming hot after 8 hours, great thermos) and poured my first cup. Finished the thermos while driving home...55+ miles and almost all highway from Orlando to Cape Canaveral.
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