Vehicle drives into river, driver blames GPS

BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. — A man drove into the Susquehanna River late Wednesday night and says his GPS is to blame for the accident, according to WNEP.

Officials say a 24-year-old man from West Virginia drove into the river after he says his GPS said he could take State Route 2025 and cross the river. A sign states that the road ends but the driver said he did not see the sign.

Residents said there used to be a ferry in the area, but that’s long gone.

“It’s not been here for years and years. It’s quite obvious when you get there that there’s no ferry you can drive across,” said local Ronald Davenport.

The man was able to swim across and neighbors said they heard him calling for help. When rescue crews arrived he told them of the GPS issue.

Amazingly, this is not the first time this year something like this has happened. A local fire chief says another driver had a similar GPS problem in January, but he was able to get off the river since it was iced over at the time.

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