Detour Suggested By Google Maps After An Accident Leaves 100 Drivers Stuck In Muddy Field

June 27, 2019

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A detour suggested by Google Maps after an accident on Peña Boulevard (the main thoroughfare leading to the Denver International Airport in Colorado), left over 100 drivers stuck in a muddy field after guiding them down a dirt road, with cars at the front of the line getting stuck in the mud and trapping the rest of the motorists behind them. Obviously, this is why I only drive-- "You don't drive a monster truck." Goshdangit.

Connie Monsees was on her way to pick up her husband at the airport when she encountered the wreck on Peña Boulevard.


"I thought 'maybe there's a detour' and pulled it up on Google Maps, and it gave me a a detour that was half the time," she said. "It was 43 minutes initially, and it was going to be 23 instead -- so I took the exit and drove where they told me to.

"There were a bunch of other cars going down [the dirt road] too, so I said, 'I guess it's OK.' It was not OK."

Luckily, Monsees' car has all-wheel drive, and she was able to get through the sticky situation. She even gave two people a ride to the airport, and they were able to catch their flights.

Man, that would suck. I'm not sure what I would have done in that situation except yes I do too and that's gather everyone in that field and started an annual music festival. In a couple years Google Mapsapalooza will be the first thing that comes to people's minds whenever they hear Colorado besides all the mountains and skiing and National Parks and recreational weed and Sasquatch and that John Denver song.

Keep going for a video news report about the incident.

Thanks to Irina A, who agrees this is exactly why you should always keep a jetpack in your trunk.

  • GeneralDisorder

    The real take-away here is that Waze is superior in every way... somehow.

  • JJtoob

    I haven't used Waze in a while, but is it still that different from Google Maps? Especially now that Waze is owned by Google. I noticed a few additions to Google Maps that were obviously taken from Waze, but Waze didn't get the same treatment last time I used it. For example, Waze didn't have lane suggestions when turning, and Google Maps is still not perfect at it, but it is the only reason I stopped using Waze.

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's probably not. I don't use Google Maps at all because I use Waze. I suspect the actual maps are the same.

  • Peter Ramirez

    This happened to me a month ago. There was an accident outside of Las Vegas, headed to LA. Fortunately it did shave about an hour off the trip, but it was a drive on a dirt road through the desert.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Google Maps trolling hard.

  • JJtoob

    Your picture and comment go perfectly together lol.

  • Ivanna Pewpalott

    laziest episode of black mirror yet

  • Draco Basileus

    So AI isn't going to wipe us out with robots and tactical nukes...it's just going to give us bad directions and let us get stuck in mud.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I take it you haven't heard of Local 58? Specifically the video title "You Are On The Fastest Available Route"?

    Vaguely similar concept. Albeit a different enemy

  • Bling Nye

    Humans are fucking stupid, so this is a viable plan.

  • Closet Nerd

    I drove my car into a fucking lake. Why you may ask did I do this? Well, because of a machine. A machine told me to drive into a lake. And I did it! I did it because I trusted Ryan's precious technology, and look where it got me.

  • James Mcelroy

    word. Although a dirt road is usually not a lake.

  • Wooder

    Like in "The Office" when they drive into a lake...
    https://youtu.be/DOW_kPzY_JY

  • Closet Nerd

    THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

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