WILT TRIP: Unconscious Man Plies Motorway For 25km Thanks To Cruise Control And Lane Assist

An unconscious man drove for more than 15 miles thanks to his car’s cruise control and Lane Assist.

Motorists on the E314 heading towards Leuven, Belgium had noticed a driver slumped behind the wheel of his Renault Clio at around 9am on Sunday, 14th August.

They called the emergency services and police teams arrived on the scene from nearby Hasselt to guide the vehicle and bring it to a stop.

Police officers with the car on the E314, in Belgium, undated. An unconscious man drove 25 kilometres on it with cruise control and Lane Assist. (Newsflash)

When police approached the car – which had been spotted in Houthalen and Heusden-Zolder – they realised the driver was unconscious.

Witnesses said the vehicle had been drifting from left to right in the lane while travelling at a steady speed.

It is believed the car’s Lane Assist and cruise control were engaged.

The Lane Assist would have returned the car to the middle of the lane every time it began to meander off course.

Picture shows a Renault Clio, undated. An unconscious man drove this model of car 25 kilometres on it with cruise control and Lane Assist. (Newsflash)

And the cruise control would have kept the car moving at a constant rate.

Police attempted to slow the vehicle down by pulling up in front of it.

It is believed the car scraped a safety barrier near Halen, bringing it to a stop on the verge.

An ambulance was called for the driver – a 41-year-old man from Hasselt – who was still passed out.

Pictures shows the E314 road from Genk to Halen, Belgium, undated. An unconscious man drove 25 kilometres on it with cruise control and Lane Assist. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

In hospital, he was given alcohol and drugs tests, the results of which are still unknown.

Reports said he had started his journey in Genk and had travelled for at least 25 kilometres unconscious.

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