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Dozens of Drivers Got Stuck After Blindly Following Google Maps Into a Mud Pit

Dozens of Drivers Got Stuck After Blindly Following Google Maps Into a Mud Pit

A crash on Peña Boulevard in Denver chocked off access to the Denver International Airport on Sunday. So Google Maps suggested a detour to many of the drivers trying to get to flights or pick up arriving travelers.

“My thought was, ‘Well, all these other cars are in front of me, so it must be OK,” Monsees told ABC News’s Denver affiliate.

“That’s when I thought, ‘Oh this was a bad decision,’” she told ABC, which reports that about 100 cars had taken the detour and ended up in the muddy empty field. A couple of cars in the front of the line got stuck in the mud. The road was tight and only allowed passage of one car at a time, so all the other cars got stuck behind the leaders of the pack.

“The question is, why did Google send us out there to begin with? There was no turning back once you were out there,” Monsees told ABC, which reports that the road is privately owned. ABC found a knocked over “road closed” sign next to the road, but couldn’t confirm with Denver or Aurora if the road was closed to public traffic.

Monsees’s Hyundai Santa Fe has all-wheel drive, so she was able to escape. She told ABC News she even gave a few people rides to the airport—one of which was a passenger of an Uber that got stuck in the field.

Source – Gizmodo 

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