Driver led to cliff edge by sat nav

A motorist was left teetering on the edge of a West Yorkshire cliff after he followed his sat nav instructions to the 100ft hazardous drop.

Robert Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, followed the instructions from the device even though it sent him down a steep, narrow footpath in Todmorden.

The 43-year-old, who works as a driver, said he trusted that what the sat nav was saying was correct and continued to follow its lead.

He said: "It kept insisting the path was a road, even as it was getting narrower and steeper, so I just trusted it.

"You don't expect to be taken nearly over a cliff."

Mr Jones, who was driving his BMW at the time, said he relies on his sat nav for his job and described the incident as a "nightmare".

He added: "I guess I'm just lucky the car didn't slip all the way over the edge."

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The driver was a 43-year-old man from Doncaster. He has been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention."

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