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Satnav tells driver to turn around; car ends up almost vertical

2016-07-29 06:55

BLAME THE GPS: A driver managed to suspend her car vertically in response to GPS instructions. Image: iStock

Mendon - Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around."

The car was suspended almost vertically on guy wires attached to a utility pole in Mendon on Wednesday night (July 27, 2016).

Changing directions

Police say 30-year-old Nabila Altahan of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was headed west on US Route 4 when she passed her intended destination and the GPS gave sudden directions to turn around.

READ: Losing direction? Abroad without maps, GPS

Police say Altahan reacted quickly to the instructions, leaving the road at a significant enough speed to propel the vehicle up the wires.

Neither Altahan nor her passenger was injured.

Image: iStock

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