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Gingersnap
06-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Lauren Rosenberg sues Google, blames faulty Google Maps directions after being hit by car in Utah
BY Nick Klopsis
DAILY NEWS WRITER

Monday, May 31st 2010, 3:22 PM

Google Maps warns computer users that some roads may not have sidewalks. Lauren Rosenberg is suing Google after being hit by a car, claiming that her BlackBerry app did not provide a similar warning.

A California woman is suing Google after she was hit by a car while following directions provided by Google Maps on her cell phone, according to AOL News.

Lauren Rosenberg says that the Google Maps BlackBerry application told her to use Deer Valley Drive -- a highway also called Utah State Route 224 -- to walk from one Park City address to another.

However, the directions did not tell her that there were no sidewalks along Deer Valley Drive, which, Rosenberg alleges, led to her being struck by traffic.

"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," according to the complaint filed in Park County district court.

Rosenberg is asking for Google to pay her medical expenses in addition to punitive damages and loss of earnings. She is also suing the driver of the vehicle, Patrick Harwood of Park City.


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lacarnut
06-01-2010, 12:10 PM
This is so stupid. The roads were made for cars not for idiots with cell phones walking in the street.

PoliCon
06-01-2010, 01:33 PM
she'll win of course. I wonder what her DU name is. . . . .

malloc
06-01-2010, 09:54 PM
I'm pretty sure there are no statements in either the BlackBerry or Google Maps documentation which would lead one to believe that either of these two devices are a replacement for common sense or situational awareness.