A Google Maps error leads to the demolition of the wrong house

  • A demolition company in Texas tore down a house by mistake
  • The company claimed they were led to the wrong house by Google Maps
  • The owner said she was applying for a permit to repair his house but was shocked to find it on rubble on the same day
  • The company owner eventually apologized for the blunder

A demolition company in Texas is blaming Google Maps for supposedly providing them the wrong direction to the house they ended up tearing down by mistake.

Apparently, the demolition crew relied heavily on Google Maps to navigate themselves to get to the duplex on Cousteau Drive in Rowlett, Texas. Unfortunately, the Google application led them a block away instead to the house of Lindsay Diaz on Calypso Drive.

Diaz’s house was already damaged by a tornado around Christmas last year. Her predicament turned from bad to worse after her house was destroyed by a demolition company.

The woman said she was applying for a permit to rebuild her house which has been declared to be still structurally-sound – which means it could still be repaired and is still livable – by an engineer. However she was shocked to find her house on rubble on the same day. (Click here to read more)

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