In a bizarre incident, a Pennsylvania woman drove right onto the railway tracks as the GPS navigated her on it. She said this after she veered off the road and her car got stuck on train tracks. The City of Duquesne Police Department received a call at around 10 pm about a vehicle on the railway tracks and posted about the incident on Facebook sharing a picture of the car.
“The GPS told me to do it…This evening at approximately 10 PM, the city of Duquesne Police Department was dispatch for a vehicle on the railroad tracks at Grant Avenue and State Route 837. Arriving Officers learned from driver, a female from Sewickley, that her GPS advised her to go this way. The female was 100% sober and had no medical conditions affecting her decision-making. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was cited for careless driving", the officers wrote on the Facebook post.
Some trolled the woman while others supported her on Facebook, some said that GPS technology really can confuse the best of us. "Common sense would say GPS was wrong anyone knows driving on the tracks is wrong..." wrote one commenter.
This isn't the first time GPS has been blamed for accidents. In April last year, a driver in China landed himself in quite the predicament. He managed to drive his car right into the middle of a river, all because his car's navigation system led him that way. According to local reports, the incident occurred on April 1 in Anhui, China. Pictures from the incident showed the car stuck in the middle of the water body. Let this be a cautionary tale for everyone to not follow their car's GPS blindly.