Woman sues Google Maps for directions that got her hit by a Car

A woman used Google Maps’ walking directions on her Blackberry and was given directions to walk onto a highway. She got hit and is now suing Google for damages.

Lauren Rosenberg of Park City, Utah, used Google Maps on her Blackberry to get walking directions from one part of town to another.  Part of those direction included walking on a road without sidewalks called Deer Valley Drive, aka Utah State Route 224.

According to court documents, instead of finding a different route or walking safely away from traffic, she walked into the street and was (surprise!) struck by a car.

Now she’s suing Google for in excess of $100,000… 

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