GPS & train collide, head’s up!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

6 Responses

  1. Don says:

    I live 3 miles from the Green Lane crossing and I have to tell you that this guy must take all instructions in a literal sense and not question obvious errors. The access to Saw Mill Parkway north is clearly visible even before you cross the tracks… the only right hand turn is the parkway.
    For many years one could cross over the parkway and head southbound; but the number of accidents at Green Lane closed that access leaving the Northbound on ramp access only. Gotta tell ya that this guy must have really been “out of it” to make this error.. despite the GPS voice.
    Love the Panbo site

  2. T.Thompson says:

    I wonder how many minor accidents have been caused by this lack of situational awareness and have gone unreported as such.
    Look out the windshield!

  3. Terry says:

    Glad no one was injured or killed, but c’mon man – how dense do you have to be?
    Wouldn’t the first sign that you’re not on track (no pun intended, or maybe it is) would be the sudden change in road surface?

  4. ronbo says:

    Read about a well-heeled English lady driving her top-of-the-line Mercedes into a river. Seems the GPS showed the road continuing to the other side.
    She got a ride home and her car was pulled out the following day. Talk about situation awareness!

  5. Richard says:

    No the guy you have from MIT is not this guy. The guy that wrecked the train is from CA. Check out this article:

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I don’t know for sure, Richard, but couldn’t the same Bo Bai have gone to MIT and then gotten tech work in California?
    More amazing things have happened, like another guy having a GPS assisted wreck in the same place!

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