Woman Relying On GPS Drives Straight Into A Lake

by
Cierra Bailey
A woman's car ended up submerged under a lake while she was driving in an unfamiliar area and relying solely on GPS to navigate her to her destination.

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A woman who entrusted her GPS to help her navigate unfamiliar territory ended up driving straight into a lake.

Last week, a 23-year-old woman from Kitchener was following the directions her tracker gave when it suddenly told her to make a right. She missed the turn and continued straight, which sent her driving into Little Tub Harbour, according to BuzzFeed.

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Typically, GPS trackers will recalibrate to an alternative route if the driver misses a certain direction. The woman may have been expecting a reroute to happen, which could explain why she didn’t just turn around to go back to the original turn.

The woman was also driving at night through rain and fog which more than likely made the lake extremely difficult to see and thus led her to believe the road she was on extended further.

But alas, there was no more road and no more turns and the woman’s car became fully submerged underwater.

GPS Told Her to Drive in a Lake

The driver reportedly climbed out of her car window and swam to shore where she was able to call for help.

According to BuzzFeed, the driver has declined to offer comments to the press about the incident, but a spokeswoman for the local police department, Katrina Rubinstein-Gilbert, provided an update: “From speaking with the driver, she is doing well and is a very positive person.”

Luckily, the woman didn’t panic and was quick-thinking enough to escape her vehicle in a timely manner.

It’s also a plus she knew how to swim; otherwise this incident could have ended very tragically.

Let this be a lesson drivers, always remember that technology isn’t foolproof. Also, you probably should try not to drive in brand new areas during risky or dangerous weather conditions

Also Read: Human Drivers Keep Crashing Into Google’s Self-Driving Cars

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