Belgian Woman’s GPS Leads Her on 900-Mile Detour

Talk about taking a wrong turn. Sabine Moureau, a 67-year old woman living in Wallonia, Belgium, was headed to pick up a friend at a Brussels train station when she programmed her GPS to show her the way there.

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A woman ends up in Croatia two days later after following her GPS.

Talk about taking a wrong turn. Sabine Moureau, a 67-year old woman living in Wallonia, Belgium, was headed to pick up a friend at a Brussels train station when she programmed her GPS to show her the way there.

Moreau reportedly told the Belgian paper Het Nieuwsblad that she let the navigation system take over, shutting her mind off. “I was absent-minded so I kept on putting my foot down.” It wasn’t until she hit Zagreb, Croatia’s capital — a day later — that she realized something was seriously wrong.

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Though Moreau doesn’t seem sure of which countries she passed through, she would have had to go through Germany, Austria and Slovenia to end up in the Central European country. According to the paper, Moureau was forced to fill up her gas tank twice and stopped to sleep for a few hours on the 900-mile journey.

“I switched on the GPS and punched in the address. Then I started out. My GPS seemed a bit wonky. It sent me on several diversions and that’s where it must have gone wrong… I saw tons of different signposts, first in French, later in German, but I kept on driving,” she told the paper. Her original destination should have only taken an hour.

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She later was reunited with her family, which had reported her missing, and friend, who managed to find alternate transportation from the train station — but only after Moreau made the journey in reverse.

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JohnDavidDeatherage
JohnDavidDeatherage

In america, she would have personal injury attorneys lining up to help sue the gps maker, car maker, sign makers and her friend....