US News Woman suing Google because she got hit by a car using their walking directions

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A Utah 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.

You know those warning labels on those chemical packets that come in new shoes that say 'do not eat'? Have you ever wondered why they have to print something so stupidly obvious?

Enter Lauren Rosenberg of Park City, Utah. She 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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Common sense, use it people!

Like that stupid woman who sued McDonalds because the coffee was hot and spilled on her...
 

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Then Google stops their map service because of this B**ch
 

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Well ... Google Map has the "Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths." for handling this kind of lawsuit trolls. Did that idiot not read that?
 

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I didn't even think that you could tell google the mode of transport you were going to use so I thought I would check it out. Here's what it said:
Walking directions are in beta.
Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.
I wonder how recent that caution message is.

EDIT: beaten to the punch line
 

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IF you read the article you would know that the warning didnt show up on her phone. Still a fucking idiot though.
 

esb

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First women can't drive, now they can't even walk?! What the hell!!! Should have of stayed in the kitchen!
 

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She should be sueing her phone company for a faulty product then....
 

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She should be sueing her phone company for a faulty product then....

She should sue herself and send herself to jail. The world doesn't need people like her.
 

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Considering other retarded things that people have gotten away with (climbing over a barbed wire fence into a wolf enclosure after hours in a zoo despite the signs that said that that was a bad idea, getting attacked, and then successfully suing the zoo afterwards) I wouldn't be surprised if she get away with this.
 

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America, the only place you can sue for being retarded, and win.
 

Jindo

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Maybe not win, but you can sue for just about anything there.

Did it not occur to her that if she walked on to this highway that she could be hit before doing so?
 

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