Wrong turn leads Germans from home town to Austria
VIENNA (AP) - April 11, 2013 (WPVI) -- Instead of a five-minute trip home, a wrong turn led to an all-night drive for a pair of Germans that ended when police stopped their car in far-away Austria for heading the wrong way on a six-lane bridge.
A police statement says the couple ended up more than 250 kilometers (150 miles) away from their Bavarian hometown.
They were stopped early Tuesday after their car grazed three other vehicles while on the wrong side of a busy bridge in Linz, Austria's third-largest city.
The two told police they apparently took a wrong turn after attending a funeral Monday evening and couldn't find their way back.
Wednesday's statement says the driver's son picked up the unnamed Germans - his 77-year old father and his aunt, 70 - and drove them home.
austria, bizarre bazaar
- Multi-vehicle crash closes EB Pa. Turnpike 23 min ago
- Temps Soar
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- 2013 Troop Greetings
- Volleyball coach accused of sex with student 22 min ago
- Shots fired at home in Lower Gwynedd
- 2 men sought in Deptford Twp. hotel robbery
- Quick moving blaze damages house in West Philly
- Car plunges into lake in Vineland, victims ID'd
- Security breach affected all cards, not just Target's
- Philippine mayor among 4 killed at Manila airport
- Is heroin addiction as close as your medicine cabinet?
- Photos: Pictures of the Pa. Turnpike crash
- Woman's secret Santa turns out to be Bill Gates
- Temps Soar