On May 26, we posted a story about Google Maps’ addition to their navigation services. Google added a service for bike riders to use when plotting out their bike routes. The service allows pedestrians to choose routes based on safety and athletic difficulty.
In a surprising turn of events, this addition to Google Maps that was predicted to increase pedestrian safety is now being accused of putting a California woman at risk when she went out for a walk. The woman claims that the route Google Maps planned for her walk was dangerous and led to her getting hit by a car, being injured and emotionally distressed.
She is suing the company for at least $100,000 in damages for her physical and emotional injuries. We will keep you posted on the status of this personal injury case.