1. Woman Blames Car Accident on Google Maps
Date: March 1, 2010
Genius. Lauren Rosenberg used Google Maps on her BlackBerry to access directions to Prospector Avenue in Park City, Utah, and tried crossing a busy state highway with no pavements at night, where she was then hit by a car. Rosenberg took Google to court claiming it provided an “unsafe route” and tried suing for $100,000 in damages. It should be noted that Google Maps displays a warning sign for computer users saying certain routes might be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths, but BlackBerry's beta version didn’t at the time. But was she so dependent of her Crackberry that she couldn’t look both ways before getting struck by a vehicle. Better yet, was she that dumb to not notice she was being led onto a highway? Answer to both: Yes.