A bus full of domestic tourists got stuck in a small alley in Pedawa Village after following directions from Google Maps.
The Head of the Banjar Police Department, Kompol I Gusti Nyoman Sudarsana, confirmed that a bus carrying domestic tourists from East Java got stuck in the Pedawa Village area after attempting to take a route that was suggested by Google Maps on Friday morning (17/12).
“The bus was supposed to carry its passengers to Lovina Beach, Singaraja. However, it got stuck after it attempted to make a turn in a small alley in the Pedawa Village area,” Kompol Sudarsana said.
The incident occurred when the bus driver decided to follow Google Maps, which told him to take a shortcut going to Lovina Beach. It was supposed to be faster than the usual route.
Unfortunately, once the bus arrived at a sharp turn at the border between Asah Goblek and Pedawa village, the front tire of the bus sunk into the side road, causing the bus to get stuck at the location.
The nearby villagers who saw the incident immediately reported to the police, and the bus was finally evacuated after an hour using a tow truck. The tour group pushed through with their trip to Lovina, Singaraja.
“Thankfully, we managed to help the bus to get back on track and continue their trip. Nobody was injured and the bus only received minor damage from the incident,” Kompol Sudarsana concluded. He also reminded other bus drivers to avoid the Asah Goblek – Pedawa route to prevent similar incidents.
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