NJ Driver Crashes MINI On Pedestrian Path Mistaken For Road

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  1. Nathan

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    A New Jersey woman crashed her car yesterday on a gravel path meant for walkers and bicyclists. She mistook the path for a proper road, almost certainly because she was driving a Mini.

    Technically, she was driving a Mini Countryman, a car that's more of a 'medium' than a 'mini' if I must be honest. Still, it seems clear to me that there was something about the nature of the car that had 25-year-old Yimo Xiao think that the Middlesex County Greenway was a road big enough to drive on.

    Metuchen Police Department Sgt. David Liantonio told NJ.com that the police have not declared the Mini at fault for the accident, stating "We have no idea why she decided to go down there."

    Xiao was not injured in the crash, nor has she been charged for the incident.

    Source - New Jersey Driver Crashes Mini On Pedestrian Path Mistaken For Road
     
  2. Crashton

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    How does one crash on a straight piece of road? :confused5: The thought of blasting down a narrow road in a park does sound like fun. :ihih:
     
  3. Angib

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    By playing chicken with a cyclist and not having the confidence to see it through?
     
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    I was trying to leave cyclists out of this. But since you brought it up. :lol:
     
  5. eMINIparts

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    The park should have put up a sign that said "Not For Cars"
     
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    I don't know, bike paths are pretty wide, there's got to be more to it......really bad driver perhaps?
     
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    Doesn't that explain it?

    But all kidding aside, I have always wanted to do that. There is an awesome one that goes from Springfield to Xenia. Some nice scenery and some curves that would be a blast in the Mini!
     
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    Texting I bet....lol..
    Or maybe trying to get her "connected" working right!!
     
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    Apple Maps?
     
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    Drive by Garmin... Always fails! :(
     
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    You forgot that she is a NJ driver. That equals the "Trifecta of FAIL!"
     
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    Our local bicycle/pedestrian paths have steel posts sunk into the ground that are spaced wide enough to allow only bicycles through. There's no way a car could get on them.

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    There are many stories of folks who followed their GPS with blind obedience only to have bad things befall them.
     
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    Eeayhh..... What we got here, is'a failure to Navigate! :frown2:
     
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    Here in Britain, GPS in cars is known as satnav, so maybe they needed one of these signs:

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    It looks like the driver may be Chinese. (nothing against Chinese) If they have recently come over to the US it might explain it. You've seen the dash cam videos of people driving over there. It like the wild west with cars. It could be a lot of fun too.
     
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    Damn it!
    It had to be a woman :mad2:
     
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    I resemble that remark! :)
     
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    Plenty of men do stupid things in cars too.:yesnod: Don't let this bug you Kitty.
     
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