How Drowsy Driving Left This Man Paralyzed

"I had been up for at least 36 hours."

Russ Burris had been awake for at least 36 hours when he got behind the wheel of his car in 1990 and ended up in a crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Now, Burris is speaking out to raise awareness about the risks of drowsy driving -- an act that may result in an estimated 6,000 fatal crashes each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Check out the video above to hear more about Burris' story.

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