Watch: Driver falls asleep at the wheel, wakes up mid-crash
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A taxi driver has been caught falling asleep for nearly a minute while driving on a motorway.
He only woke up after his car veered off course and crashed into road barriers.
It is reported that the driver, known by his surname He, was finishing his night shift when he dozed off at the wheel. He has been sacked by his company.
The incident occurred in Shenzhen, China, last Friday, the MailOnline reported.
He was driving on Bao'an Avenue near the airport at around 6pm, reported People's Daily Online, citing Shenzhen Evening News.
The report said He worked for the local Ganglong Taxi Company.
A spokesperson from the company told Shenzhen Evening News that He was most likely to have fallen asleep due to fatigue.
Luckily the roads were largely empty at the time, so the crash did not cause any injuries, the spokesperson said.
He's act was caught when his company's management were reviewing the dashcam footage from their drivers' cars to monitor their work.
The spokesperson said the management were shocked when they saw the clip, and that He's behaviour had seriously violated the rules of safe driving.
He has been sacked by the taxi company, and is expected to be blacklisted by the Shenzhen taxi association.