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Man claims GPS led him into Toronto transit tunnel where car got stuck: TTC

Man claims GPS led him into transit tunnel

TORONTO — A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel this morning, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, told transit officials he was following his GPS instructions when his vehicle got stuck.

Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross says a streetcar came across the SUV blocking the tunnel at one of the city's main transit hubs shortly before 5 a.m.

Ross says the man managed to drive nearly 800 metres into the tunnel before getting stuck on a set of tracks.

He says the man allegedly fled the scene for a time but later returned and was issued a ticket by transit enforcement officers.

Ross says a specialized crane was needed to remove the vehicle from the tunnel.

Service along two major downtown streetcar routes was delayed for nearly six hours while the TTC resolved the situation.

The Canadian Press