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GPS Leads Women to Drive SUV into Slough

Three young women narrowly escaped injuries after they accidentally drove a rental SUV into the Mercer Slough on Wednesday, according to news reports.

The incident occurred when the “driver apparently thought she was on a road while following her GPS unit just after midnight, but she was actually heading down the Sweyolocken boat launch,” according to news reports. “The road was dark and the driver crashed the SUV into the water in Mercer Slough Nature Park.”

All three women were able to escape the sinking SUV. The SUV ended up completely under water.

The women were reportedly visiting from out of town for a Costco conference in Issaquah. They were traveling to Bellevue, according to news reports.

Washington State Patrol troopers said they don’t suspect drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

As a Bellevue car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear that no one was seriously injured in this SUV accident. I urge drivers to always be aware that GPS technology could be wrong. Drivers should always pay attention while driving and use their senses to avoid car accidents like this.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Bellevue.