Red Oak man falls asleep at the wheel, has close call with fence post


March 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say only minor injuries were reported following a single-vehicle accident early this (Thursday) morning, on the west side of Red Oak.  Kevin M. Hardy, of Red Oak, told investigators he was returning home from work at around 2-a.m. and traveling south on Ginkgo Avenue, when he fell asleep at the wheel of his 2003 Saturn.

Hardy woke up just as he was traveling through the intersection with 205th Street and had attempted to stop, but ended up colliding with a fence on the south side of the T-intersection. A pole from the fence crashed through the car into the passenger compartment and went through Hardy’s shirt sleeve, causing a minor abrasion, but no serious injuries.

Damage to the car was estimated at $1,200. No citations were issued.