Man claims GPS led him into Toronto tran­sit tun­nel

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

TORONTO — A man who al­legedly drove his SUV into a street­car tun­nel on Thurs­day, bring­ing traf­fic in down­town Toronto to a halt for sev­eral hours, re­port­edly told tran­sit of­fi­cials he was fol­low­ing his GPS in­struc­tions when his ve­hi­cle got stuck. Toronto Tran­sit Com­mis­sion spokesman Brad Ross had no in­for­ma­tion on where the man was trav­el­ling when he drove into the tun­nel at one of the city’s main down­town tran­sit hubs in the mid­dle of the night. A street­car came across the SUV jammed in the tun­nel shortly be­fore 5:00 a.m. Thurs­day morn­ing, he said. He said stuck cars are not un­heard of, but said this one stood out as un­usual due to the na­ture of the tun­nel and the dis­tance the ve­hi­cle trav­elled.

“That part of the net­work, only street­cars use it,” Ross said of the tun­nel in which the track is raised rather than be­ing imbed­ded in the road. “. . . . The fact that this car made it al­most 800 me­tres to the Union Sta­tion plat­form is very un­usual. Cars have gone down there in the past, but typ­i­cally they get stuck far sooner than that.”

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