Croydon driver takes a wrong turn onto tram track

This Is Local London: Driver ends up on tram tracks near Sandilands after taking a wrong turn Driver ends up on tram tracks near Sandilands after taking a wrong turn

A driver took a turn for the worse after she smashed through two bollards and ended up on a tramline.

The motorist had become confused with her sat-nav and drove onto the tracks on Friday night with a tram only a few minutes away. She couldn’t drive off as her car became lodged.

Emergency services were called to the help the woman who drove into trouble near Sandilands tram stop.

Bob Crow, from the RMT Union, said it was lucky nobody was hurt.

He said: "The incident also exposes the real impact of cuts to security and staffing which has left our transport services vulnerable to this kind of madness."

A Transport for London spokesman confirmed nobody was hurt in the incident and that the driver had become confused with the sat-nav.

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6:15pm Mon 5 Nov 12

scottpilgrim says...

This is the moron that caused my delay! Seriously, what a ****! Wish someone had smashed his **** face in. Morons like this causing delays, GET OFF THE **** ROAD YOU ****!
This is the moron that caused my delay! Seriously, what a ****! Wish someone had smashed his **** face in. Morons like this causing delays, GET OFF THE **** ROAD YOU ****! scottpilgrim
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6:16pm Mon 5 Nov 12

scottpilgrim says...

her face, whatever
her face, whatever scottpilgrim
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6:42pm Mon 5 Nov 12

motomoto says...

This is what happens when people are so reliant on sat nav's.....what's wrong with looking at a map book ?....people are getting to reliant on technology and too **** lazy to look at a map book.....common sense tells you that if you see bollards they are obviously there for a reason.
have you ever been stuck behind someone who is using a sat nav.....even though the device is telling the driver what direction to go they are crawling along at 20 mph staring at the sat nav totally oblivious that they are holding everyone else up.....i can understand that they can be useful but it dosen't mean that you have to drive at the pace of a first driving lesson learner whilst using one.....the word frustration dosen't even come close to describing the feeling when following someone who is using one !!!!!!!!!!!!
This is what happens when people are so reliant on sat nav's.....what's wrong with looking at a map book ?....people are getting to reliant on technology and too **** lazy to look at a map book.....common sense tells you that if you see bollards they are obviously there for a reason. have you ever been stuck behind someone who is using a sat nav.....even though the device is telling the driver what direction to go they are crawling along at 20 mph staring at the sat nav totally oblivious that they are holding everyone else up.....i can understand that they can be useful but it dosen't mean that you have to drive at the pace of a first driving lesson learner whilst using one.....the word frustration dosen't even come close to describing the feeling when following someone who is using one !!!!!!!!!!!! motomoto
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8:53pm Mon 5 Nov 12

Norman Castle says...

I think that if I’d ignored the …
1/road sign illustrating the junction lay-out,
2/the no entry sign to the tram line,
3/the blue direction arrows,
4/the green direction arrows on two sets of traffic lights,
5/the road markings,
6/the trams only signs,
7/the no entry except tram signs – all signage is illuminated – and then proceeded to drive almost 200 yards until I plonked onto the track ballast then I’d be blaming my satnav too – or the brakes or the ubiquitous, apocryphal dog that always seems to jump out, distract, and disappear in times of need.
She should be appearing before Magistrates with a view to her licence being revoked until she sits another driving test.
I think that if I’d ignored the … 1/road sign illustrating the junction lay-out, 2/the no entry sign to the tram line, 3/the blue direction arrows, 4/the green direction arrows on two sets of traffic lights, 5/the road markings, 6/the trams only signs, 7/the no entry except tram signs – all signage is illuminated – and then proceeded to drive almost 200 yards until I plonked onto the track ballast then I’d be blaming my satnav too – or the brakes or the ubiquitous, apocryphal dog that always seems to jump out, distract, and disappear in times of need. She should be appearing before Magistrates with a view to her licence being revoked until she sits another driving test. Norman Castle
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11:25am Wed 7 Nov 12

girlfromkent says...

Sat navs don't make people drive like idiots - they simply give direction. If people can't follow simple rules of the road, i.e lights, warning signs etc then they shouldn't be on the road, it's quite simple.
Sat navs don't make people drive like idiots - they simply give direction. If people can't follow simple rules of the road, i.e lights, warning signs etc then they shouldn't be on the road, it's quite simple. girlfromkent
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