Driver falls asleep and nearly hits car head-on

Posted at 7:39 PM, Mar 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-31 19:40:11-04

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One person was taken to the hospital after falling asleep and crashing into another vehicle.

It happened just after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday on Apple Drive near Fruitport Road.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said a 71-year-old woman from Nunica fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and crashed into a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old man from Muskegon.

Police said both drivers were wearing seat belts and the woman was taken to the hospital with minor facial injuries.

The other driver was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.