Status: 02.10.2023, 05:51 a.m.
By: Kilian Bäuml
In Munich, a woman followed her navigation system to the railway tracks, so an S-Bahn had to apply an emergency brake. (Symbolic image) © Monotage/dpa/Imago
In Munich, a woman blindly followed her navigation system, which guided her onto train tracks. Only by an emergency brake, the woman was not caught by the train.
Munich – In the last ten years, maps have been increasingly replaced by navigation systems. They are practical for several reasons, because they are constantly updated, among other things. As a rule, even construction sites and traffic jams are pointed out - but they are not completely flawless, as has been shown again and again. For example, there was a complaint for two cyclists because they had illegally crossed a border with their navigation system. But even in this country, the navigation systems do not always guide correctly, as in the case of a woman from Munich: She was guided onto railway tracks and would have been hit by the train by a hair's breadth.
Navi leads woman in Munich on railway tracks – S-Bahn came to a standstill "five meters in front of the woman"
The navigation system is not only a popular helper for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians also like to use the navigation system. In Munich, a 25-year-old woman meticulously followed the instructions of a navigation app and ran through a hole in the fence onto the train tracks at Ostbahnhof. As the Federal Police announced on Saturday (30 September), an S-Bahn travelling from the airport to Lake Ammersee had to make an emergency stop at around 21 p.m. on Friday. The train had "come to a standstill about five meters in front of the woman".
So the young woman probably got away with the horror again, even the passengers of the S-Bahn remained unharmed. Less fortunate was a tourist in Hawaii who followed her navigation system into a harbor basin. It was even worse for a man who followed from his navigation system over a broken bridge and died, as can be seen in the video.
Woman runs drunk according to the navigation system on railway tracks – investigations for interference with rail traffic
According to a police spokesman, the young woman who ran onto the train tracks was "visibly intoxicated", but refused a breathalyzer test. The public prosecutor's office had ordered a blood sample, the result from forensic medicine is still pending. The woman is being investigated for dangerous interference with rail traffic.
Blindly trusting the navigation system can occasionally lead to rescue and police operations. A man was guided into the forest by his navigation system and was then trapped in it – the police had to move in and help. The officers were able to locate the man in the dark because of the light reflection of the car. (Kiba/dpa)