Sat nav driver got stuck on railway

A CAR got stuck on a Suffolk railway line, sparking train delays after he misunderstood the directions from his satellite navigation system.The driver, a 26 year-old foreign student was delivering a takeaway when he turned onto the tracks instead of a small road and the wheels of his car jammed into a cattle grid.

A CAR got stuck on a Suffolk railway line, sparking train delays after he misunderstood the directions from his satellite navigation system.

The driver, a 26 year-old foreign student was delivering a takeaway when he turned onto the tracks instead of a small road and the wheels of his car jammed into a cattle grid.

The terrified student and his passenger failed in their frantic bid to push the car, a Daewoo Matiz off the tracks at Oulton Broad.

Trains were delayed for more than an hour before a recovery vehicle towed the car away at 8.40pm last night.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “He drove onto a level crossing when his sat nav told him to turn right. The car became embedded in a cattle grid and he caused delays of up to an hour."

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “This was a lucky escape. If a train hits a car, there's only one winner. Sat nav is generally really useful, but drivers need to make sure that they aren't blindly following it and keep a sensible eye on the road to make sure things like this don't happen.

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“In this instance the driver was not only putting himself at risk, but others travelling and working on the railway.'”

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