Chilling Video Shows The Exact Moment A Driver Fell Asleep At The Wheel

A driver in Western Australia shared a video Friday that captures the exact moment they dozed off and crashed their car.

Starting about 15 seconds in, the car drifts right across four lanes and crashes into a tree at 75 km/h, or 47 mph. Frighteningly, there are three other cars on the road in the early parts of the video.

The footage was filmed on April 3 at 4:40 a.m. on the Great Northern Highway near Herne Hill, Australia. It was posted to the Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia with the note that “this driver sent this in as a warning to not drive while fatigued.”

Dashboard cameras, or dashcams, are onboard cameras that continuously record the view through a car’s windshield. Dashcam footage of drowsy driving crashes seems to be a thriving subgenre of Australian YouTube.  

Sleep-deprived drivers often think they can manage a trip with the help of coffee or loud music, but it doesn’t always work. Ironic case in point: the car radio in the video is blaring Chris Brown’s “Don’t Wake Me Up.”

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