This is why complete trust in a navigating system is not such a good idea. A woman from UK ended up into a river after trusting her atellite navigation system. The £96,000 Mercedes sports car was swept away in a swollen river and the motorist had to be rescued as it sank.

The driver was on her way to a christening party in Leicestershire when she was sent down a winding track usually used only by farmers in their 4x4s. Although the track is signposted as unsuitable for motor vehicles’, the driver carried on and found herself at a ford in the village of Sheepy Magna.

The Mercedes SL500 was swept 600 yards downstream, bouncing fromone bank of the River Sense to the other as the woman, in her late 20s and from London, frantically tried to escape. She was finally rescued by villager Alice Clark when the car ran aground.

The car remained stuck in the river for a week after the incident on March 3 until it was recovered by a tow-truck. It is believed to be a write-off.

Source: This is London

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