Woman Following Google Maps Gets Run Over, Sues

Suggested Utah route was not pedestrian friendly
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2010 9:12 AM CDT
Park City, Utah, site of the dangerous walking directions   (maps.google.com)

(Newser) – Google Maps' walking directions told Lauren Rosenberg to walk along a busy Utah highway with no sidewalk, and so she did—and was hit by a car in the process. Now Rosenberg is suing Google for more than $100,000 because it didn't warn her that the route was not pedestrian friendly. Google Maps actually does provide a warning to this effect on its website, but the BlackBerry version, which Rosenberg used, does not, Mashable reports.

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