‘Death to Google Maps’: ‘Google failed to show that bridge collapsed nine years ago’
The family of a US man who died after falling off a broken bridge and drowning in a river claims his death was caused by Google Maps because they say Google failed to update its maps.
The family of Phillip Paxson (the American who died in the accident) has filed a lawsuit against Google over his death, accusing Google of failing to show that the bridge collapsed nine years ago and is now dangerous to walk on. May be.
Paxson was killed when his car crashed on a dilapidated bridge in North Carolina in September 2022, but a Google spokesperson said in a statement that “the company is looking into the allegations.”
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Wake County Civil Court.
Paxon, a father of two, was visiting a friend’s house ahead of his daughter’s ninth birthday party.
According to a lawsuit filed by his family, he was at an unknown location when his car crashed.
According to details, Paxon was alone in his car at the time of the accident and his wife had already taken their two daughters home.
“Unfamiliar with local roads, he relied on Google Maps, hoping to get him safely to his wife and daughters,” attorneys suing Google on behalf of Paxson’s family said in a statement. will take home.’
“The sad thing was, they drove carefully despite the darkness and rain and they trusted Google without a doubt.”
The lawsuit filed against Google also states that after the bridge collapsed in 2013, local residents repeatedly contacted Google to change their online maps.