Friday, June 17, 2011

Mexican Women Place Faith in GPS - End Up Underwater

Women trust GPS, drive SUV into Mercer Slough

Seattle, June 16, 2011

Three women from Mexico, in town for a COSTCO convention drove into Mercer Slough in Bellevue whilst following the GPS directions from their Mercedes-Benz rental car.

The women, all in their 30's, went into the water with the rental car but were able to get out safely, said Carla Iafrate, spokeswoman for the Bellevue Police Department.

The three, who primarily speak only Spanish and needed an interpreter to explain to police what happened, called 911 to say their car was floating, Iafrate said.

"They said something about being in a jungle."

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