A woman following Google’s directions walk onto a highway and got hit by a car, and is now suing the company for $100,000. You would think anyone following directions from any source would think to look both ways before attempting to cross a highway. Lauren Rosenberg, who apparently takes things very literally, was reading the directions on her Blackberry and thus wasn’t privy to the warning that shows up when you access walking directions on a computer:
Walking directions are in beta. Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.
Deer Valley Drive, also known as Utah State Route 224, was one such route, and following Google’s instructions to brave it on foot, Rosenberg was hit by a car and is now suing the company for $100,000.