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    Man using GPS drives in front of train

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. - A Global Positioning System can tell a driver a lot of things — but apparently not when a train is coming. A computer consultant driving a rental car drove onto train tracks Wednesday using the instructions his GPS unit gave him. A train was barreling toward him, but he escaped in time and no one was injured.


    The driver had turned right, as the system advised, and the car somehow got stuck on the tracks at the crossing. He jumped out and tried to warn the engineer by waving. He got out of the way just before the train slammed into the car at 60 mph, Metro-North railroad spokesman Dan Brucker said Thursday.

    The car was pushed more than 100 feet during the fiery crash.

    Some 500 train passengers were stranded for more than two hours during the Wednesday evening rush hour. The accident also heavily damaged 250 feet of rail, Brucker said.

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    Re: Man using GPS drives in front of train

    [size=10pt]#1 candidate for the 2008 Darwin Awards.
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    Re: Man using GPS drives in front of train

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=10pt]#1 candidate for the 2008 Darwin Awards.
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    Nope - he lived, therefore is not eligible..
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    Re: Man using GPS drives in front of train

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=10pt]#1 candidate for the 2008 Darwin Awards.
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    Nope - he lived, therefore is not eligible..

    Duh, of course...thanks for that correction Paul.
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