A confused trucker had a terrible time in Pennsylvania yesterday when a GPS mixup led to a truck vs. train crash.
The crash happened last night around 8:20 p.m. in Goldsboro, Pennsylvania.
That’s The Wrong ‘Goldsboro’, Bro
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According Newberry Township Police Chief John Snyder, a truck driver hauling a load of washers and dryers was supposed to deliver the machines to Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, which is located in Monroe County. However, the driver accidentally entered his destination into his GPS as Goldsboro, Pennsylvania, which is located in York County.
When the driver arrived in Goldsboro, he found himself in a tight spot at the railroad tracks beside the river and was left with three options: 1. Try to turn around. 2. Make a sharp left turn onto a narrow street. 3. Just drive straight into the river.
The truck driver opted for the left turn and got stuck on the railroad tracks.
As he got out to get a better look at the situation, a Norfolk Southern came barreling straight for his truck. The driver tried to signal the train with a flashlight, but the train wasn’t able to stop in time and collided with the stuck truck, dragging it 300 feet and spilling washers and dryers all around the train tracks.
No injuries were reported.
Snyder said that it is actually fairly common for GPS to send truckers to the wrong Goldsboro and to leave them stuck on the railroad tracks: “It’s not the first time it’s happened.”