An Uber driver “blushes” when they left their car stuck on the dirt road, then followed their directions and was forced to abandon the car.
The driver tried to get his Mercedes Vito minibus to squeeze onto the track in Saddleworth Moor, Oldham, on March 5.
He dropped his ticket late in Marsden and was heading back to Manchester but he followed his seated driver back to the A62 which took him along a rocky road near Delph and he ended up trapped.
It is not clear if the driver worked for Uber.
The driver is said to have been running along the rocky road until his car came to a stop, trying to back up to safety before being forced to abandon the car and call someone to pick him up.
Pedestrians passing by the car the next day initially thought the cab had been stolen and then thrown away by the jubilant but the “Uber” taxi driver had to reveal the truth as he turned around. back to the scene.
Local Craig Hannah told Manchester Evening News: “It’s amazing how far the driver has come since it’s a rough and very steep stretch of road.
“Obviously he was working in the area on Saturday night and was trying to get back to base.
“One passenger said he was able to drive down the lane despite a sign warning that it was unsuitable for traffic. If you’re a local you know the road is impassable but this guy was clearly out of town and didn’t know.
“He was half way into the lane and he couldn’t back up so he kept going. He was so stuck he couldn’t seem to open his door.
“It was a nightmare by all accounts. From what we can see the rear bumper is off and the only way to get it is to drag it up the hill. The driver was a really nice guy who spent two days making a living. He was shocked.”
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Help eventually arrived in the form of a tow truck that was called to pick up the minibus and a local farmer, along with his tractor, was put on standby in case assistance was needed. help.
The car will now be taken to a garage to estimate repair costs.
The warning signs were put in place by Oldham Council in 2008 after many motorists got stuck down the same trail, guided there by a satellite navigation system.
Another local said: ”We heard the taxi driver blindly followed his direction and got stuck. I would have thought that the passenger he dropped off would know that the road was impassable.
“Some people don’t learn from the old adage – computers aren’t always right. ”
The Sun Online has reached out to Uber for comment.
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