A truck driver got his rig stuck on a sandy beach in North Carolina on Monday after following their GPS without realizing the pavement ended.
The incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. on July 2nd in Corolla, North Carolina.
According to The Virginian-Pilot, the unnamed truck driver was following their GPS traveling along North Carolina Highway 12 when, suddenly, the pavement ended and the semi truck ended up in the sand. The driver then attempted to turn the rig around on the beach but quickly got stuck in the sand.
A 60 ton wrecker was then called to the scene and removed the tractor trailer – a task that took around two hours and required the tow truck to remain on the pavement, hook up a winch to the big rig, and slowly pull it from the sand.
No one was hurt in the incident and information regarding any citations, if any, issued to the trucker has not been released.
Locals say that this is not the first time a large vehicle has ended up in the sand and that trucks and buses end up stuck in the same location at least three times a year.
“They don’t follow the signs [that warn the pavement is ending],” said a local tow truck driver.
“They keep going. They just keep going.”