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Erroneous GPS Commands Leads to very steep, narrow, winding, dead end street in Hawthorne

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, A 30-foot long box trailer being pulled by a tractor got impaled on the retaining wall of a single family home in Hawthorne late Wednesday afternoon, 07/17. The mishap occurred after the tractor’s driver followed his GPS’ commands and erroneously wound up on Brockhuizen Lane, a very steep, narrow, winding, dead end street.

The retaining wall sustained moderate damage; no injuries were reported by either the truck driver or the homeowner. Hawthorne Police responded to process crash and property damage reports, and to assist a heavy duty tow truck back up the street to the crash site. The tow truck winched the box trailer away from wall, which enabled the tractor driver to drive it away. Police at the scene did not say whether any summonses were issued in connection with the incident.

3 thoughts on “Erroneous GPS Commands Leads to very steep, narrow, winding, dead end street in Hawthorne

  1. Just a note not every GPS is precise with mapping timing.

  2. Yes especially timing it is off at times.

  3. Guess nobody knows how to read a map anymore !!

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