The Spanish Red Cross said today this was exactly what
happened to a 37-year-old man who died on Saturday night after driving his
car into a reservoir near the western town of Capilla.
"It seems the GPS system pointed them on to an old road that ends in the
reservoir, and that in the dark they were unable to brake in time, with the
car taking just a couple of minutes to sink," the Red Cross said in a
The victim and a single passenger were driving home towards the southern
city of Seville after working at a street fair when the Peugeot 306 ploughed
straight into the waters of La Serena reservoir.
Although both men managed to get out of the car, only one made it to the
shore. Red Cross divers found the body of the unnamed driver at the bottom
of the reservoir on Sunday morning.
The passenger was treated for bruising and light injuries.