09/02/2014 04:16 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2014

Sleep Deprivation Causes Car Accident For Prep School Student

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Running on two hours of sleep, upper Jordan Cynewski got into his green Toyota Prius at 7:15 a.m. last Saturday to set out on his daily half-hour commute to school. Twenty minutes later, after falling asleep at the wheel, he crashed and totaled his car.

“[I was] going about 40 [miles per hour] down North Rd. in East Kingston, and when I woke up, there was an airbag in my face.” Cynewski, an upper, had fallen asleep at the wheel, drifted into the left lane, and hit a telephone pole. The pole then snapped and wrecked a parked car. He was not injured.

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