Car GPS blamed for train accident

September 30, 2008 2:40:51 PM PDT
For the second time this year, a GPS has been blamed for a car-train collision in suburban Bedford Hills.No one was injured.

Jose Silva of White Plains told police that "he did what he was told" by his global positioning system.

Metro-North railroad spokeswoman Marjorie Anders says Silva turned right as he crossed the tracks around 8 p.m. Monday. He got stuck and abandoned the car before it was hit.

The same thing happened on Jan. 2. That driver jumped out, frantically waved to the engineer, and got out of the way just before the train slammed into the car at 60 mph.

The tracks are parallel to the Saw Mill River Parkway.

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