A 67-year-old woman from Belgium set out to pick up a friend from out of town, and instead she drove for 900 miles (1,450 Km).Sabine Moreau departed from Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium. She meant to travel to the capital city of Brussels, where she would travel to the train station.
The trip should have been 93 miles (149 km) long, Gizmodo points out. Instead, she ended up driving 10 times that distance, all the way to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.
Moreau blames the error on a faulty GPS navigator. According to her account, she set it for the train station, and was re-routed to Zagreb.
She ended up driving hundreds of miles, leaving the country, perhaps meeting people that spoke other languages, with no awareness of where she was going.
In the meantime, Moreau came across several road signs signaling to cities she had never heard of before, their names written in different languages.
"I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn't in Belgium anymore," she says.
Her journey took two days instead of the planned two hours. During this time, she has a minor car accident.
The Examiner describes how she stopped on the way, to get some sleep. As expected, she refueled several times, in order to be able to drive the long distance.
During this time, she most likely never checked to see if the Global Positioning System had malfunctioned, or whether or not she inputted the wrong address.
After a day had passed, her son noticed she had been missing. He alerted the police, who immediately started searching for her.