Woman to sue after Google map 'caused accident'
A woman is suing the internet giant Google after claiming she was injured while following a route suggested by the company's popular mapping service.
Lauren Rosenberg, from California, was walking along a two mile route in Park City, Utah that she had plotted on the online Google Maps utility when she was struck by a car.
She claims the route she planned on 19 January 2009 was not safe for pedestrians as it took her onto a busy four lane road that didn't have any pavements.
The Google maps page on the main internet site does say that there might not be any sidewalks on the route, but Rosenberg was using her Blackberry to get the directions, which may not have carried the disclaimer.
Rosenberg has filed the case jointly against the driver that struck her, Patrick Harwood, and Google and is claiming for medical expenses of around £68,000 ($100,000) and punitive damages.