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SatNav blunder lets Mercedes plunge down steps

By Thomas Hochwarter

A Mercedes S-class limousine yesterday (Mon) plunged down some stairs in Salzburg's city centre when its chauffeur trusted the apparently wrong advice of the carís navigation system.

City police said the man was taking his boss to the hairdresser when the accident occurred near the Lehener bridge.

The man told cops he thought he could drive directly to the shopís entrance on St. Julien street but had not noticed it was slightly beneath the level of the street he had been driving on. No one was injured in the incident, but the car had to be salvaged with a crane.

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