Woman sues Google for 'misleading' her on Google Maps!
Google has been slapped with a lawsuit over incorrect directions on Google Maps by Lauren Rosenberg, a Los Angeles woman for giving her "unsafe" directions to Prospector Avenue from Daly Street.india Updated: Jun 01, 2010 23:07 IST
Google has been slapped with a lawsuit over incorrect directions on Google Maps by a Los Angeles woman for giving her "unsafe" directions while travelling interstate.
Lauren Rosenberg used her BlackBerry to ask Google Maps for walking directions to Prospector Avenue from Daly Street.
But the directions by Google Maps led her to a busy highway where she was hit by a car. Although she admits that her driver was driving rash, Google was also responsible for leading her onto the highway in the first place.
According to reports by News.com.au, the lawsuit said, "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".
When accessed from a computer, Google Maps displays a warning next to the walking directions to Prospector Avenue from Daly Street.
"Use caution - This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths," the warning reads.
However it is not clear if the warning is displayed to users who access the directions from a BlackBerry.
The warning does not appear on an iPhone, reported the Search Engine Land blog.
Google Australia had no comment on the case.
First Published: Jun 01, 2010 22:09 IST