Ga. couple claim Snapchat tempts dangerous driving

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — A couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app’s “speed filter” tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash.

Media outlets report Wentworth and Karen Maynard filed a lawsuit this week against Snapchat and 18-year-old driver Christal McGee.

The lawsuit says that in September, Wentworth Maynard was driving down a highway in Hampton when McGee was driving using a Snapchat filter that places the rate at which a vehicle is traveling over an image. According to the lawsuit, McGee was trying to go 100 miles per hour.

McGee’s car struck Maynard’s car, sending Maynard’s vehicle across the left lane and into an embankment.

Wentworth Maynard now uses a wheelchair and spent weeks in intensive care for a severe brain injury.

Snapchat representatives didn’t comment on the lawsuit. It’s unclear if McGee has an attorney.

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