Michael Waltrip uninjured in car accident

Michael Waltrip uninjured in single car accident Cornelius, NC. (April 10, 2007) -- NASCAR team owner and driver Michael Waltrip was uninjured in a single car accident Friday night near his home in Sherrills Ford, N.C. The 43-year old was ...

Michael Waltrip uninjured in single car accident

Cornelius, NC. (April 10, 2007) -- NASCAR team owner and driver Michael Waltrip was uninjured in a single car accident Friday night near his home in Sherrills Ford, N.C. The 43-year old was returning from Charlotte, N.C. when he fell asleep at the wheel within a mile of his home and ran off the road, striking a telephone pole.

"I am really embarrassed about the accident, but I feel fortunate that I wasn't hurt," said Waltrip. "For 25 years I have had a great driving record. I consider myself to be a courteous and safe driver on public roads. I never expected to fall asleep behind the wheel of a car."

The North Carolina Highway Patrol ticketed Waltrip for reckless driving (admitting to falling asleep at the wheel) and failure to notify authorities of an accident in a timely manner.

-credit: mwr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip