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GPS leads Delaware driver onto train tracks

(The following appeared on the News Journal website on May 6, 2011.)

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Wilmington woman's car was severely damaged Thursday after her GPS told her to turn onto train tracks, police said.

Amy Macchiarelli was driving east on West Main Street in Newark about 10:30 a.m. and approaching the CSX railroad crossing when her GPS directed her to turn left, Newark police Lt. Mark Farrall said.

When the 44-year-old woman did as instructed, she ended up on the tracks, where the 2010 Toyota Corolla she was driving got stuck just as a train was approaching.

Macchiarelli was able to get out and run to safety before an eastbound CSX train hit the car from behind and dragged it about

Full story: News Journal

Friday, May 06, 2011

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