A Swiss driver got into a jam when he drove up a 'glorified goat track' after following instructions on his satnav. Unable to go forward or turn around to go back the way he came, he was forced to call the emergency services.
A helicopter was scrambled and rescued him and his van from the mountain. The Daily Mail has a photo of the van being recovered by the helicopter.
If you think your commute is bad spare a thought for those stuck in a 9-day long, 62 mile traffic jam in China.Traffic on the Beijing-Tibet road has been slowing down over the past few months but the latest jam means has lasted for 9 days and as a result micro-economies have sprung up along the way.
A truck driver in China who drove 500 miles with a cardboard windscreen became so cold that one of his eyes froze shut.
Sing Li, 24, navigated by sticking his head out of the driver’s window. Unfortunately, this caused him to become rather cold - when he was arrested in Henan, eastern China, not only was one eye frozen shut, but his head was blue from the cold.
The driver has now lost his license and said that he couldn't afford to repair the windscreen and didn't want to fall behind on his schedule. [via]
The shiny Lamborghini Gallardo that the Italian police force has been showing off the past few years is no longer shiny. According to the Telegraph, "The crash occured after the car, which belonged to the Bologna police was cut up by another motorist leaving a service station."
A couple who thought their car was being stolen got a fright when they found a bear inside the car. The bear had opened a door and climbed in setting off the alarm in the process. Police arrived and the bear ran away when the car door was opened. Link