Driver Passes Out, Crashes Through Guardrail
Updated: Thursday, April 4 2013, 07:24 AM EDT
Two brothers are lucky to be alive after their car crashed through a guardrail on I-40. It happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday just outside of Old Fort.
According to the Highway Patrol, the elderly driver was on his way home from the VA Hospital when he passed out behind the wheel. The car went off the road, through a guardrail and nearly over the side of a cliff. Troopers say they missed disaster by just a few feet.
Officials say preexisting medical issues contributed to the crash. No charges will be filed.