In a horrific video that went viral on the Internet, a driver Yuttapong Hawilee, 39, was hurled from his cabin into an oncoming car, after he fell asleep at the wheel without a seat belt.
The driver who fell asleep while driving lost control of the vehicle and swerved across four lanes. He then smashed in the central barrier in Chonburi, Thailand.
Dash cam footage from the oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane shows how the driver was hurled from his cabin into an oncoming car, and then smashed in the central barrier in Chonburi, Thailand.
Rescuers arrived immediately. Yuttapong was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately, he died several hours later from his injuries.
Watch the terrifying video that shows the driver and his vehicle swerving across four lanes
Video Credit: What In The World
Police are now investigating what caused the accident. It is believed that the trucker may have fallen asleep at the wheel which caused this horrific accident.
Police Lieutenant Pornchai Jiampongpaisal said: ‘We know that the trailer suddenly crashed into the barrier, but we have to find the cause of this.’
‘From the preliminary investigation, we believe the tow truck driver may be falling asleep or maybe dodging another car. We believe he was not wearing a seatbelt.’
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