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Passed out crash caught on dash cam

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  1. GregTexas

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    #1 GregTexas, May 11, 2015
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  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Do people normally put the camera behind the driver's head? Either way odd video and lucky it was all farmland.
     
  3. mknox

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    That's an odd placement for a "dash" camera.

    It also looks like he set the cruise control and that it didn't shut down when he went off-roading (which I think it should have). And man, I was wincing as he headed for and narrowly missed that utility pole! That wouldn't have ended well.
     
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    that is some messed up CC!

    and the rest of all of it !! eeek! super lucky
     
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    Wow. The passenger side was absolutely destroyed so I'm glad he was driving alone.
     
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    Something is odd about this, in addition to the placement of the dash cam. He seemed to take a l-o-n-g time to return to alertness. I suspect there's more to this than a guy simply falling asleep and wrecking the car.
     
  7. ChadS

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    The driver says he passed out due to a low blood pressure condition. The couple of times I've passed out it has taken a while to get back to full control...some systems seem to "come online" faster than others. It seems believable to me.
     
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    Yes, you're right. I was tunnel visioned on "falling asleep at the wheel," which obviously isn't the only reason one can lose consciousness while driving.
     
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    Yes, there are folks with blood sugar issues, different types of seizures etc. the first thing I thought of was this was a medical emergency, and since he didn't come to when things started crashing into his car.

    I hope he gave up driving. (Unless they know cause, and it has been fixed). I have some medical issues, and I gave up driving because I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. It has been very hard to lose my independence. If a doctor doesn't report to DMV, it is up to the driver to do the right thing.

    i am so glad this guy didn't hit a bicyclist, pedestrian or another car.
     

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