A Wrong Turn
First publishedin World Highways
In the UK a pensioner made a wrong turn that could have ended in disaster. As the 85 year-old woman drove her car across a level crossing, she inexplicably turned onto the railway tracks and then proceeded to drive along them. She drove her Peugeot for some 75m before the car stopped, blocking the busy main line between London's Waterloo station and Bournemouth. The woman and her 20 year-old relative quickly got out of the car and the incident was immediately reported. Train services were stopped until the vehicle could be removed by the emergency services. The woman was treated for shock by paramedics. It is not clear why she made this mistake or how she confused the railway tracks for the road she had wished to take however.