Woman gets hit by car, sues Google

Google Maps logoA woman injured by a car on a busy road is suing Google for giving her dangerous walking directions.

Lauren Rosenberg used Google Maps to get directions on how to walk between two addresses in Park City, Utah. These included the instruction to walk for about half a mile along the very peaceful-sounding Deer Park Drive.

But, says the filing, Deer park Lane turned out to be another name for State Route 224 - "a rural highway with no sidewalks, and a roadway that exhibits motor vehicles at high speeds, that is not reasonably safe for pedestrians," it reads.

"As a direct and proximate cause of Defendant Google's careless, reckless and negligent providing of unsafe directions, Plaintiff Lauren Rosenberg was led onto a dangerous highway, and was thereby stricken by a motor vehicle, causing her to suffer severe permanent physical, emotional and mental injuries."

Rosenberg says she's incurred medical bills of more than $100,000 from the accident, and is asking for this, plus loss of earnings and punitive damages.

On a PC, Google provides a warning that sidewalks may be missing. On the Blackberry Rosenberg was using, though, there's no such message.

Presumably Google was working on the assumption that anyone intelligent enough to operate a phone was intelligent enough not to walk out onto a busy road. Not a reasonable assumption, it seems.

Source: TG Daily

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)