Thursday, 27 June 2013

GPS error traps German truck between two houses in Spain

When his GPS sent him down the wrong street in a small Spanish town on Wednesday, a German truck driver was wedged and trapped for nine hours between two houses.


The poor guy was making his way from Germany to Portugal, when he ran into a problem in the small town of Arroba de los Montes in the Ciudad Real province of Castile–La Mancha, Spain.

Relying on his trusty GPS, the man ended up with his large truck wedged between two houses in one of the town's narrowest streets.

"My navi (GPS), you know, it showed me this way, and I couldn't go anymore," the driver told Radio Castilla–La Mancha (who have a video of the incident).
Eventually rescue came in the form of a large crane. However, it took several hours of very delicate manoeuvres to free the large vehicle.

The crane had to first raise the truck a few centimeters off the ground, then drag it backwards, while the driver edged his vehicle between the two houses.


Luckily no one was injured in the incident, but the gutters and air-conditioning units on the houses were damaged.

To the source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/353240