GPS directs driver onto train tracks

VANERSBORG, Sweden, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Swedish driver who trusted his onboard GPS navigation system more than his eyes wound up driving on railroad tracks in a snow storm.

The driver, following the directions of his GPS navigation, steered his car onto the rail tracks Friday despite the fact no turn in the road existed, The Local reported Sunday.

"It was a Norwegian GPS, but there have been several of these kinds of accidents where drivers have trusted their GPS more than the road," said police spokesman Stefan Gustafsson.

The incident occurred on a curve with nearly 4 inches of fresh snow on the ground, the newspaper said.

Officials halted all rail traffic when the driver alerted authorities he was stuck. It wasn't clear how far he had traveled along the tracks.