British BMW Driver Follows Sat Nav To Cliff Edge, Darwin Loses

British drivers have blindly following their navigation systems before, but Robert Jones took it to the extreme, driving his BMW 5-series down a rocky path before a fence barely stopped his plunge off a cliff.


The 43-year old Brit was heading for a friends home near Todmorden, West Yorks when the system took him down a steep and treacherous footpath. His mindless progress stopped as his car hit a fence planted at the edge of a 100 ft cliff which Jones would have probably happily driven off if his navi had told him to. On his He-Man scale feat of stupidity, Robert said, "I just trusted the satnav. It kept insisting that the path was a road even as it was getting narrower and steeper. I rely on my satnav, I couldn't do without it for my job. I guess I'm lucky the car didn't slip all the way over the edge. But it has been a bit of a nightmare."

Locals gathered during the nine hours it took for a crew to pull the car from its predicament, no-doubt snickering at the idiot in the BMW the entire time. We're betting the car ended up rather worse for the wear considering the terrain here. As a result of his boneheaded adventures, Jones got slapped with a careless driving charge and will be most likely be given an honorable mention in this year's Darwin Awards. (Hat tip to Paul, 57sweptside!)

[The Mirror]

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