The story is amusing not because the driver was Polish,
I understand, but the press in the UK always seem to like adding the nationality of the people as if it's significant. I guess it's a media thing with their "3 ways to describe something" training.
Still yeah, it is a bit funny and I've almost come-a-cropper a few times myself with my GPS. Everytime I drive through Tczew it confidently instructs me 'turn right' when I am driving over a bridge; the road it wants me to turn on is some 20 meters below me! Thankfully, when I turn on my GPS, I don't turn off my eyes and common sense.