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A Polish driver who was too sure of his GPS road navigation device ended up neck-deep in a lake after ignoring road signs warning of a dead-end ahead, Polish police said Friday.
Thehe man took a road that was closed a year ago when the area was flooded to make an artificial lake serving as a water reservoir -- he ignored three road signs warning of a dead-end," Piotr Smolen, police spokesman in Glubczyce, southern Poland, told AFP Friday.
"It was still night time and he didn't notice the road led into the lake. His GPS told him to drive straight ahead and he did," Smolen said, adding the driver had not been under the influence of alcohol.
The road ran straight downhill into the lake. The Mercedes mini-van was nearly entirely submerged and was unable to back out on its own after being inundated with water.
The driver and two passengers escaped unharmed from the submerged vehicle and waited on its roof for police and fire rescue crews.
The driver placed the first call to emergency services while still inside the sinking van.
 
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GPS is the cause of many problems, some deadly, on the road. I swear, if the GPS told a driver to run over an old lady, they would.
 

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A Polish driver who was too sure of his GPS road navigation device ended up neck-deep in a lake after ignoring road signs warning of a dead-end ahead.
Wait, is this the beginning of a joke, or just a set up?
 

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Rental cars with GPS have been known to send some non-English speakers right through our gate. We have had two cases now; one stopped, and the other ran the access gate while following the directions.
 
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Last night on I-93, a guy traveling north, was told by the GPS to reverse direction. He did and attempted to go south in the N/B lanes. He was immediately stopped by crashing in to another MV. "Here's your sign!"
 
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