• Nov 28th 2006 at 5:59PM
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A disoriented Portuguese driver caused quite a stir yesterday when he drove his car through a subway tunnel. It happened in Portugal's second largest city, Oporto. Fortunately officials monitoring the security cams caught the car zipping past a stop and shut down the system before any incidents could occur. Can you imagine standing on the platform, waiting for your train, and a car whizzes by?

"I didn't even know there was an underground in Oporto," the daily 24 horas quoted the driver as saying. He then explained that he was visiting friends in Portugal's second city and took the wrong turn. A wrong turn into the underground, down an access road, past the no entry signs and through an emergency access tunnel before reaching the rails. That's a pretty thorough foul up. And he did it without the benefit of a GPS system giving him bogus directions. Amazing.

[Source: Reuters]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Porcupine, and Automobiles de Luxe - You guys really have to check your emails for the Autoblog confirmations in a more timely manner.
      • 8 Years Ago
      There's a video of a Mk2 Golf doing this a while ago on Berlin's S-Bahn.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This type of incident has been captured before on film. A VW Golf goes driving through the Berlin metro.

      • 8 Years Ago
      "Can you imagine standing on the platform, waiting for your train, and a car whizzes by?"

      You mean like this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un5UbyGRf-o ?
      • 8 Years Ago
      sounds an awful lot like the Italian Job... only in portugal (not LA)
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