This isn't the first time a driver has been confused by the design of public transportation in Toronto.
A Toronto driver ended up on a set of underground Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar tracks this week, and sadly, this person is just one of many examples of this kind of thing happening in the Big Smoke.
According to Narcity.com, the unidentified driver of a Honda Civic ended up on the raised TTC tracks, and an image was posted to a Facebook group dedicated to car spotting in Toronto.
The incident was posted to TTC's Twitter account early on November 3. No doubt this caused some unwelcome delays for morning riders.
This isn't the first time a driver has been confused by the design of public transportation in Toronto. With a mix of roads, streetcar tracks, and underground subways, inexperienced visitors to the city sometimes aren't paying attention and end up somewhere they're not supposed to be.
In April of this year, a driver of a Dodge Journey ended up stuck underground, while last summer, a person behind the wheel of a Nissan sedan not only ended up stuck, they even went so far as to flee the scene.
We feel sorry for the driver, but looking on the bright side - we're guessing they won't be doing anything like this for the rest of their life.
We can completely understand a driver getting confused as they navigate an area they're not familiar with. That said, we find it odd that a person wouldn't stop as soon as they see the raised rails, which their compact sedan surely wouldn't be able to traverse. Some of Toronto's TTC public transportation tracks do admittedly go from raised to integrated into the roads, but again, it's pretty easy to spot those differences.
We feel sorry for the driver, but looking on the bright side - we're guessing they won't be doing anything like this for the rest of their life. As for other drivers, we're not as confident that this type of lapse in judgement will be completely avoided in the future. Keep your head on a swivel folks, and put that smartphone away when you're behind the wheel. It would also be a great idea to implement the rumoured straddling bus that's meant to get rid of things like streetcar tracks.