Would you like to receive local news notifications on your desktop?
GPS tells driver to turn around; car ends up almost vertical
Posted: 8:17 PM, Jul 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-28 21:17:36-04
Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
G. Ray Ault
The Associated Press
94 Main St. Suite 1
Montpelier, Vt. 05602
MENDON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around."
The car was suspended almost vertically on guy wires attached to a utility pole in Mendon on Wednesday night.
Police say 30-year-old Nabila Altahan of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was headed west on U.S. Route 4 when she passed her intended destination and the GPS gave sudden directions to turn around.
Police say Altahan reacted quickly to the instructions, leaving the road at a significant enough speed to propel the vehicle up the wires.
Neither Altahan nor her passenger was injured.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.