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Driving Off The Road, Falling Asleep, Wake Up In Morning Completely Paralyzed

by James Maxey
(Houston, Texas)

In April of 1968, I was driving a 2 1/2 ton truck while in Germany. I ran off the road in the middle of the afternoon. While stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, I would drive up to Cincinnati and would have problems staying awake. This happened in 1969-70. While on recruiting duties in 1975, I woke up one morning completely paralyzed, could not move at all I could only blink my eyelids.

On November 25, 1976 while driving on the Ohio Turnpike in the mid afternoon I ran off the road. I sit there in the car for about a half hour trying to wake up. I got back on the turnpike and proceeded to go back to the office. While driving I have to stop at the toll gate and give them my ticket and then I would go about a 1/4 of a mile and get off at exit 15. I do not remember going through the toll gate. When I woke up I was nine miles from the Pennsylvania line I had to get off at exit 14 and come into the office the back way.

In October of 1983 while on a field exercise I had to go and pay my car insurance I did not want to drive and could not get anyone to drive me. So I went to pay my insurance while at the light I was going to make a left turn and the car coming from the opposite direction was going straight when the light I turned in the path of the on going car and total my car. I have had incident to happen later in life. It seem to effect mostly during the mid afternoon.

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