Sat-nav warning after delivery driver's car marooned on Wigan dirt track

Drivers are being reminded not to simply follow their sat-navs after firefighters had to remove a stranded car.

Monday, 13th April 2020, 10:12 am

Crews were called to a dirt track off Standish Wood Lane in Beech Hill just before midnight on Sunday when the vehicle became marooned.

They managed to rescue the driver, who was delivering food, and move their car from the track.

Carl Gleaves, watch manager at Wigan fire station, said: "It was an essential journey but following a sat-nav, even when it's abundantly obvious that the road shouldn't be followed, is something people should be aware of."

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