The one who drove 900 miles out of her way when her GPS told her to, despite the fact that she was intending only a 90-mile trip? And the one who stole the train and crashed it into a residential building?
I certainly hope it’s the same woman. I’d hate to think there are two of them running around (excuse me: driving around) loose.
Here’s the first:
The woman only wanted to go about 90 miles from her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, to pick up a friend at the Brussels train station. Her GPS device sent her about 900 miles to the south before (during the second day of driving) she realized that something was amiss. It’s unclear if she entered the address incorrectly or if the GPS was faulty.
Discovery explains that the driver, Sabine Moreau, stopped twice for gas, slept on the side of the road, and “even suffered a minor car accident” along the way. She told El Mundo that she wasn’t paying attention.
“I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn’t in Belgium anymore.”
Sounds like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” doesn’t she?
And the second:
A woman stole an empty commuter train from a depot Tuesday and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building, officials said.
The woman was seriously injured in the early morning crash and was flown to a Stockholm hospital, police spokesman Lars Bystrom said. No one else was injured.
Bystrom said the woman was arrested on suspicion of endangering the public.
I know, I know: the first was 67, and the second was born in 1990. The first was Belgian, the second Swedish.
But still, a person can hope, can’t she? Gives the expression “woman driver” a whole new meaning (or, is that expression not allowed any more?).