Sleeping Driver Gets Big Rig Wake Up Call

City of Industry, CA – A motorist is lucky to be alive after authorities say he fell asleep and crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on Thursday morning.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LCFD), the scary accident occurred at approximately 9:35 a.m. at the intersection of Nogales Street and Arenth Avenue.

Investigators say the male motorist fell asleep and crashed into the rear of the tractor-trailer, becoming wedged underneath.

The LACFD released an incredible image of the wreckage.


Crews worked speedily to extract the driver, who amazingly lived to tell about it.

LACFD called it a “quick” but “difficult extraction.”

The motorist, whose identity was not released, incredibly only suffered minor injuries.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and authorities report he is in stable condition.

The trucker, whose identity was also withheld, was not injured.

Photo courtesy of LACFD



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