Derbyshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit tweeted about the incident this morning, May 22.
Photos from the scene of the crash show a black coloured car left completely unrecognisable after the front bumper was crumpled in the collision with a gantry sign structure close to the exit slip road for the A617 for Mansfield.
Officers from Derbyshire RPU said no-one was injured in the crash, but the driver was reported to court.
They said: “Driving home early this morning. Driver fell asleep at the wheel and this is the result. Car safety technology saving lives again – no injuries. Driver reported to court.”
Responding to officers, one Twitter user said: “This driver was very lucky maybe next time they will think before driving while tired could have being so much worse.”
Another added: “My god, he should buy a lottery ticket, unbelievably lucky.”