Car gets airborne and lands in ditch after man falls asleep at the wheel in Florida

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Monday, August 5, 2019
Cars gets airborne after man falls asleep at the wheel in Florida
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An off-duty officer is being credited with helping rescue a man and a woman after their car went airborne in Florida.

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (KABC) -- An off-duty officer is being credited with helping rescue a man and a woman after their car went airborne.

The incident was caught on video the moment that car left the ground in Florida. The off-duty police officer was in the area when the vehicle suddenly hit an embankment and sent it crashing into a ditch.

The man and woman were injured, but both are expected to survive. The driver of the car told the officer he fell asleep at the wheel.