Guy Blames Snapchat After 107 MPH Car Accident

Snapchat getting sued again. This is weird timing, just the other day I read a story about the Snapchat filters and trophies and how some of them were going to come back and bite Snapchat.

Today could be one of those times. Because a car crash victim in Georgia is suing Snapchat for his crash — claiming the messaging app “motivated” the careless driver who hit his car leaving him with permanent brain damage.

According to NYDailyNews: The suit, from former Uber driver Wentworth Maynard, says Snapchat was “the critical cause” of the crash, thanks to a filter urging users to show the speed of their cars.

The driver who had three passengers in her car, was barreling down the road at more than 100 mph while taking selfies with Snapchat’s speed filter.


The app awards a “trophy” to users who post pics showing off their speed.

The filter “facilitated McGee’s excessive speeding” and “distracted” her in the moments before the crash, the suit says.

McGee was going about 107 mph when she hit Maynard’s Mitsubishi Outlander.


She kept snapping even after impact. A photo released by Maynard’s attorneys shows McGee in an ambulance gurney, with blood running down her face, under the caption, “Lucky to be alive.”


The crash left Maynard with brain damage, and the suit says he has been unable to work since the accident.

“This is a product liability case because Snapchat put something very dangerous in the marketplace without any warnings or safeguards, and basically said, whatever happens, happens.”

Snapchat has a warning on its speed filter, telling users: “Please, DO NOT Snap and drive.” The company declined comment, citing pending litigation.