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Man falls asleep while driving and hits trash truck

July 27, 2012

A man fell asleep at the wheel and hit a parked trash truck at 7:39 a.m. July 19, police said.

A 38-year-old Santa Ana man fell asleep while driving his Honda Accord and drifted off Laguna Canyon Road into the parking lane on the right side, hitting the parked Waste Management truck, Lt. Jason Kravetz said.

He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries that included cuts to the head and knee, Kravetz said. He will be receiving a citation for driving a vehicle without a valid license.

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— Joanna Clay

Twitter: @joannaclay

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