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Lady Walks Onto a Busy Highway Thanks to Google Maps, Gets Hit by a Car

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
    Thread Starter

    Google added walking directions to their Maps application a while ago, but it’s rare that we hear about anybody using it. The story Gizmodo reported on earlier this past weekend, though, wasn’t as pleasant as some of the success stories that come out of driving directions users who don’t seem to have a good grasp [...]


  2. JacquesR

    JacquesR Newbie

    Shouldn't this read "Lady Walks Onto a Busy Highway Thanks to being inattentive, perhaps terminally stupid"?
  3. tcope

    tcope Well-Known Member

    I think the title is misleading. She did not walk into traffic because of Google Maps... she walked into traffic because she was an IDIOT. I don't wish ill on anyone but we all need a reminder that Natural Selection is still working.

    I deal with a lot of plaintiff attorneys but I delt with Allen and Tyler Young. I suspect that they are a small firm who will take just about anything that walks in the door (with a name like Google as the defendant they are probably just looking to make a name... win or lose).

    The Plaintiff lives part of the time in Salt Lake City so I have no doubt that she knows the area of the accident. It's a very busy road in Park City. So I have no doubt that she knew all along about the traffic. It's insulting to think that she is claiming "Google made me do it". Sue the driver of the vehicle that hit you, fine.

    Since this went to suit it seems like the drivers carrier did not want to settle either. If the plaintiff is found more then 50% at fault, this would bar her recovery. I'm thinking this is why the driver and Google would not settle. If they are going to go to court against the driver, might as well bring Google into it as well.
  4. Isthmus

    Isthmus Android Expert

    How stupid do you have to be. What would have happened if the directions had told her to cross a lake, swim across it?

    Someone please submit this idiot's name to the Darwin awards.
  5. CyberPitz

    CyberPitz Android Enthusiast

    This reminds me of the story about a guy crashing into a lake because the GPS told him to.

    Natural Selection at it's finest.
  6. stevenlong

    stevenlong Well-Known Member

    I agree the woman should have used more of her brain.
    But as a counter point, this woman did ask Google maps for a walking route. Google maps should have reported not possible to walk where she wanted rather than give a course that did not have sidewalks for her.
  7. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

    Maybe if she wins, she'll have enough money for a brain transplant!
  8. IneedaNap

    IneedaNap Newbie

    Darwin! lol Natural selection. hahah. Wow, typical interweb snark...Any one of us are capable of making a stupid decision that could get us killed on a daily basis. That is unless you dont leave the house or work.

    Do all of you look both ways at every intersection all the time? Do you drive a tank so you wont die in a car wreck? Carry a gun in case of robbery? All of you are darwin awards waiting to happen, on top of that you have no class.

    Her filling a lawsuit? DIAF..
  9. Blacklight82

    Blacklight82 Well-Known Member

    I hope she loses and Google counter sues for whatever they can get. What an idiot!
  10. kibble

    kibble Well-Known Member

    She's in with Apple and trying to stir problems with Google to slow down Android development.... just sayin'.....

    It's people like this that just make you want to walk around with a facepalm all the time; I've lost all faith in humanity.
  11. stephenmg

    stephenmg Newbie

    She doesn't qualify. Maybe if it was a wrongful death suit.

    yes, I always look both ways, even at green lights especially I'm the first one or not much traffic. Can't afford the gun, but most people at least do basic things to avoid dangerous situations. Many people go years without an accident. The first article that I read on this suggest that she walked down the middle of the highway. I do not wish anyone harm or death, but some people are just stupid and aren't helping the gene pool. Maybe a little teasing will encourage them to use there brain.
  12. oakindustries

    oakindustries Newbie

    The walking directions clearly say "beta". Anyone who is stupid enough to blindly follow a gps deserves what they get.
  13. mdeamicis

    mdeamicis Member

    you sound like a sheep
  14. pequeajim

    pequeajim Android Enthusiast

    I think that this would be the perfect case for Google to countersue this idiot woman for damage to their public opinion and costs for their lawyers to defend this. I mean, most lawyers will take on a case like this in hopes of getting a chunk of the "profits", and the company being sued spends a ton defending themselves. Even if she loses, Google still has money wrapped up in their defense. Who pays for that?

    Ultimately, we all do
  15. dan7532

    dan7532 Newbie

    Nothing new here

  16. pequeajim

    pequeajim Android Enthusiast

    That's a good one... :)
  17. Bundy

    Bundy Android Enthusiast

    My Google Nav doesn't tell me to stop at lights or follow posted signs (stop, yield, speed limit, etc.) - does that mean I don't have to pay attention to those? If I do get in an accident or get a ticket, is Google responsible?

    Ultimitely all that will come from this is that an idiot will get paid, as will her attorneys, and I'll have to deal with another annoying warning screen with a disclaimer stating the obvious (to most).
  18. IneedaNap

    IneedaNap Newbie

    How can i be the sheep when im the only opposing view in the thread...lol, WTF is wrong with you?

    Oh thats right, im on the internet, where non sheep go to express their views to other non sheep, and to jump on internet bandwagons such ass FTW!, dumb bitch, pwnd by darwin! and, i can haz cheesburger? . Sounds like a sheep to me...

    Really, what a dumbass statement.
  19. XXXdc5

    XXXdc5 Android Enthusiast

    Based on the headline:

    This is proof that owning a smart-phone does not make you smart. Natural Selection at its finest hahaha. DIAF stupid wench. hahahahahah

    HAHA such an awesome reference i was hoping that someone would cite this. lol
  20. chrisinsocalif

    chrisinsocalif Well-Known Member

    People need to take responsibility for their own actions. I sure hope this doesn't turn into a lawsuit.

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