Chonburi Woman Blames GPS Error After Her Car Lands in Ditch

Chonburi —

A Thai woman pointed her finger at a reportedly faulty GPS navigator after it told her to take a wrong turn, resulting in her car falling into a roadside ditch.

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The navigation nightmare unfolded in the early hours of Monday, November 13th, at 2:30 AM. 32-year-old Kanlaya, a Thai factory worker, found herself in a predicament as her red Suzuki Swift sedan partially wedged its bumper into a small ditch located by the side of a suburban road in the Khao Mai Kaeo sub-district, Banglamung district, Chonburi province.

Ms. Kanlaya sustained slight injuries during the mishap and received first aid at the scene from Sawang Boriboon rescue workers. The rescuers also called for a tow truck to drag her car from the ditch. The car was slightly damaged from the fall.

According to Ms. Kanlaya, she stated that she was heading to her friend’s house, but she was unfamiliar with the road, and it was very dark. Given this, she decided to use a GPS navigator to find her way to her destination.

Along the way, the device at one point directed her to turn left. Ms. Kanlaya said she followed its suggestion and ended up in a ditch. Luckily, the ditch was quite shallow, and she was not seriously hurt. Ms. Kanlaya thanked rescue workers for aiding her in this predicament.


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