Driver passes out, runs off road and hits hedge

A 35-YEAR-OLD man was lucky to escape without serious injuries after passing out behind the wheel on a busy road this morning.

Police say the man lost consciousness while driving along Blackstone Rd, Newtown, about 11.44am, running off the road and into a hedge.

The man was not injured in the crash, but was taken to hospital for observation.

His vehicle sustained minor damage in the accident.

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