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A man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle was side swiped by a car whose driver admitted to falling asleep at the wheel.

First responders attended the Trans Canada Highway near the Six Mile Rd off ramp at around 7:20 a.m. on June 20 for reports of a vehicle collision.

According to a statement from West Shore RCMP, the victim was driving a Chevrolet Metro hatchback south on the highway when a Saturn SL1, headed in the same direction, side swiped him.

“The impact sent the Metro hatchback into the centre median,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar.

“The driver of the hatchback was taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.”

After drug and alcohol impairment were ruled out as causes of the crash, the driver of the Saturn admitted to having fallen asleep at the wheel.

They were issued a violation ticket for not having a driver’s license, and for “driving without due care”.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage and had to be towed from the scene.