Google Sued Over Maps Walking Directions: Hit & Run

Jun 2, 2010 • 9:00 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

Ad Danny Sullivan explained in his amazing story, Woman Follows Google Maps "Walking" Directions, Gets Hit, Sues, Lauren Rosenberg was hit by a car as she walked between two locations in Park City, Utah. Using her BlackBerry phone, she'd used Google Maps and its "walking directions" feature to generate a route. Those directions sent her down "Deer Valley Drive," an alternative name for Utah State Route 224. She was struck on that highway.

Danny then had a follow up with Rosenberg's lawyer. I strongly recommend you read both stories when you have some free time. It is really an amazing story.

Then to follow up, not only was this woman hit by a car, and then decided to hit Google back - but Danny's story, like so many times, was stolen without credit by numerous news organizations. This happens often, but Danny finally complained. So Danny was also hit by this as well.

In any event, I really can't add much, but I wanted to make sure our readers saw this story.

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Comments:

Luke Jones

06/02/2010 05:05 pm

"Robot Says Go" - ridiculous story about a woman who couldn't think for herself.

MJ

06/10/2010 09:12 am

That's pretty horrible.. I'm sorry for the woman who got hit, however, in my own opinion, the woman acted on what she think is right and with that, I believe it is her responsibility to take all precautionary actions and be in-charge of the consequences that may arise from her actions...

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