After following Google’s walking directions for a trip in Park City, Utah, Lauren Rosenberg claims she was led onto a busy highway, where she was struck by a vehicle. She’s now suing Google for damages, “The case, Rosenberg v. Harwood, was filed in Utah, in the US District Court’s Central Division. Harwood is Patrick Harwood, the person who actually hit Rosenberg, according to the suit. Both Harwood and Google are being sued in the same case, for damages ‘in excess of $100,000’.”
Rosenberg used Google Maps on Jan 19, 2009, via her Blackberry, to get directions between 96 Daly Street, Park City, Utah and 1710 Prospector Avenue, Park City, Utah. Google provided these, telling her as part of the route to walk for about 1/2 mile along the calm-sounding ‘Deer Valley Drive’.