With places to go and people to see, Lauren Rosenberg popped open Google Maps on her BlackBerry to find the best walking route to her destination. In doing so, the application told her to walk along a busy highway, where, unfortunately she was struck down by a vehicle. As a result of the accident, Rosenberg is now filing a lawsuit against not only the driver of the car that hit her… but Google as well! Rosenberg’s lawyer is claiming that Google’s suggested route didn’t afford her safe passage, and as a result are asking for $100,000 in damages.
OK, call me crazy, but if my GPS app of choice gave me directions asking me to walk along a busy highway with no place to walk, putting me in harms way… you know what? I’d find an alternate route! Sheesh, some common sense has to come into play here. Hopefully this isn’t the same lady that spilled coffee on her lap, only to sue the coffee maker claiming the coffee was too hot.
What happened to common sense and taking responsibility for your actions? C’mon now.