This sounds like a joke, but I’m afraid not. A woman from Los Angeles now sues Google because she used Google Maps which told her to walk down a rural highway – without sidewalk or pedestrian paths. She ended up being struck by a car and now sues Google for medical expenses ($100,000) plus punitive damages.
Yeah and she’s suing the driver who struck her, too.
The complaint filing says:
“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 sever permanent physical, emotional, and mental injuries, including pain and suffering.”
Too bad the woman got struck by the car – but come on, what did she expect when she decides to walk on a highway?!
Source: PC World