Driver falls asleep, sends car airborne into tunnel

A driver briefly fell asleep and lost control of his vehicle, launching it into a barrel roll before landing in a tunnel.

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Video released by Slovakian police shows the BMW launching off a barrier and hitting the top of the Borik tunnel before landing inside it.

The 44-year-old driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol but instead "suffered a microsleep" and lost control of the vehicle early Thursday morning, David Puchovsky, a police spokesman, told Global News.

The driver was not injured.

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