'Dangerous' sat navs highlighted

A woman was killed after a man drove the wrong way down a dual-carriageway, highlighting the dangers of over-reliance on satellite navigation systems, police have said.

David Pulsford, 44, was jailed for 15 months at Aylesbury Crown Court last week. The court heard that he became confused by the instructions of his sat nav, and turned the wrong way off a slip road onto the A413, taking him onto a dual carriageway.

Samah Suliman, 31, died following the head-on collision on July 25 last year.

Sergeant Dominic Mahon of Thames Valley police said: "This is a tragic case that highlights the dangers of over-reliance on sat navs, as they can be a dangerous distraction.

"If Mr Pulsford had been concentrating fully on his driving, this devastating incident could have been avoided."

Mr Pulsford pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

Miss Suliman was travelling with her sister, Sally, when the collision took place.

Nearby residents helped Miss Suliman get out of the car, which had set on fire in the crash, but she was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

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