DENVER technology is not always child's play, as about 100 Colorado drivers learned when Google Maps offered them a supposedly quick way out of a traffic jam.
A crash on Peña Boulevard, a road leading to Denver International Airport. prompted the app to make a detour on Sunday with the drivers.
But it was too good to be true.
The alternative route led the drivers over a dirt road where the rain had become a muddy mess and cars drove around
Some vehicles could not make it through the mud, and about 100 others were trapped behind them.
Connie Monsees was on her way to pick up her husband at the airport when she came across the wreck on Peña Boulevard.
"I thought maybe there was a detour" and pulled it up on Google Maps, and it gave me a detour that was half the time, "she said." At first it was 43 minutes and instead it was supposed to 23 – so I took the exit and drove to where they told me.
"There were also a number of other cars that drove down [the dirt road]so I said, & # 39; I think it's in "It was not okay."
Fortunately, Monsees & # 39; car has a four-wheel drive and she could come through the difficult situation, even driving two people to the airport and they were able to complete their flights
"I ripped the passenger's front wheel arch liner," Monsees said, adding that others would have been much worse.
Google did not respond immediately to a comment request.