A woman in North Carolina is suing Google after her husband drove a Jeep off of a collapsed bridge and drowned in a creek last year. Her attorney claims the man was following Google Maps in the dark when the fatal crash took place. Drivers have grown reliant on GPS-based mapping services for navigation, but federal regulators have warned providers over the dangerous inaccuracies in their tools.
In September 2022, Philip Paxson was driving home from a birthday party for his nine-year-old daughter after 11:00 p.m. in Hickory, North Carolina. His wife Alicia Paxson had left with their kids earlier, but Philip never came home. WSOC reported that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol found his 2020 Jeep Gladiator overturned in a creek at 9:45 a.m. the next morning. The 47-year-old had driven off a washed-out bridge and drowned.
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