SALT LAKE CITY (CN) – A California woman who was run over while crossing a road at night blames Google for it. Lauren Rosenberg claims she was using her Blackberry to follow directions on Google Maps when she was run over on state Highway 224 in Utah. She claims Google Maps led her onto the highway, which “is not reasonably safe for pedestrians.”
Rosenberg also sued Patrick Harwood, the motorist who allegedly hit and severely injured her on Jan. 19, 2009.
According to her federal complaint, Rosenberg used her Blackberry to download directions across Park City, then she set out on foot at night. She was struck while crossing Deer Valley Drive aka State Route 224.
“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,” the complaint states.
Rosenberg seeks more than $100,000 in damages, for both defendants’ negligence and Google’s failure to warn.
She is represented by Allen Young, with Young, Kester & Petro, of Provo.