GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app’s “speed filter” tempted a woman to drive too fast and to cause a crash that injured the husband.
Media outlets report Wentworth and Karen Maynard filed a lawsuit in Spalding County State Court against Snapchat and the 18-year-old driver, Christal McGee.
The lawsuit says that in September, McGee was driving down a highway south of Atlanta using a Snapchat filter that places the rate at which a vehicle is traveling over an image. It says McGee was trying to reach 100 miles an hour in her car, which struck the Maynards’ car, sending it across the left lane and into an embankment.
The lawsuit says Wentworth Maynard suffered brain damage.
Snapchat representatives didn’t comment on the lawsuit. It’s unclear if McGee has an attorney.
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