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Offline Johnnie F.

Pickup hit by train after driver took GPS advice
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:20:48 AM »


A Roi Et man who was delivering a tree to Chumphon blames a shortcut advised by his GPS device for his pickup becoming stuck at a rail crossing and hit by a passenger train on Saturday morning.

Pol Captain Sayan Duprawat, deputy inspector of Chumphon’s Pathiu police station, said the accident happened at a rail crossing in Moo 10 village in Tambon Chumkho of Pathiu district.

The pickup was hit and pushed by the train along the railway lines for about 200 metres.

The pickup driver, Winyu Namprapha, 31, of Roi Et, said he was delivering a tree to a customer at Chumphon airport in Pathiu when the accident occurred.

He said he did not know the route, so he used GPS which directed him to use a shortcut. The bottom of the pickup became stuck on a concrete barrier at the rail crossing, and he was trying to lift the truck off the rail lines with a jack when he notcied the Bangkok-Yala train approaching very quickly. He jumped out of the way before his pickup was hit.

“I’m very upset. The GPS directed me and I followed it. I never imagined that this would happen,” Winyu said.

The Nation

Guess his GPS also told him to drive blindfolded.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Pickup hit by train after driver took GPS advice
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 04:15:09 PM »
might of had a female voice  ::) wonder if the gps flee the scene  ;D
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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Offline thaiga

Re: Pickup hit by train after driver took GPS advice
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 07:07:46 PM »
GPS - God Personal Service

The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?

Road GPS really funny!
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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