Real Man of Genius
- A Wisconsin man claims he was following his in-car navigational system when drove onto railroad tracks in southwest suburban Oak Lawn and got stuck. The empty car was struck by a Metra train at 94th Street and Cicero Avenue before he could move it.
Oak Lawn police responded to a 911 call of a car stuck on the tracks. When they arrived, they found a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse facing eastbound and the driver and his female passenger standing nearby, Oak Lawn Division Chief Mike Kaufmann said.
[...] Kaufmann said the 24-year-old driver was obeying his GPS system when he took a right turn onto the tracks and his car's undercarriage became lodged on the rail.
"GPS will tell you something, but you still have to pay attention to what's going on," he said.
We'll bet he sues the programmers of the GPS unit who thought that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line.
Labels: silly people