A California woman is suing Google after she was hit by a car while following walking directions provided by Google Maps.Loss of earnings? How much can a simpleton actually make? I'm betting it's not more than minimum wage, since people too stupid to notice that they're walking on a road much less get out of the way of cars really aren't in high demand last I checked.
Lauren Rosenberg claims Google Maps led her to walk from one Park City, Utah, address to another via Deer Valley Drive, a rural roadway also known as Utah State Route 224. In a lawsuit filed in district court in Park City, Rosenberg claims Google is to blame for a car striking her on the road, an accident she says has cost her $100,000 in medical bills.
"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, causing her to suffer severe permanent physical, emotional and mental injuries," the complaint reads.
Rosenberg is asking Google for the cost of her medical bills plus loss of earnings and punitive damages. She is also suing the driver who struck her, Patrick Harwood of Park City.
In the complaint, Rosenberg says Google should not have instructed her to walk along Deer Valley Drive, which does not have sidewalks and pedestrian paths. Rosenberg alleges the roadway "exhibits motor vehicles at high speeds" and "is not reasonably safe for pedestrians."
As for the suit against the guy who hit her? Hell, if he'd waffled her properly, he'd have done us all a favor by adding a bit of chlorine to the gene pool. America doesn't need dimwits like this (or their lawyers). These are the kind of people who thought that Obama would make a good president.
And the pain? Last I checked, stupid is still supposed to hurt. It's what teaches smarter people not to be stupid.