Sofia Liu: Family to File Lawsuit Charging Uber With Death of 6-Year-Old Girl (Update)
This morning, the attorney representing the family of 6-year-old Sofia Liu who was killed while walking home from her grandmother's house on New Year's Eve, tweeted some interesting news: Uber will be sued.
According to the below tweet, which came from Christopher Dolan, the suit will be filed later today.
Suit being filed today v Uber for death of Sofia Liu in SF Sup Ct Contact Guillermo@cbdlaw.com for press rel and copy of complaint -new law— Christopher Dolan (@cbdlaw) January 27, 2014
Liu was hit by a car on Dec. 31, 2013 as she walked with her mother and little brother though the Tenderloin. She died instantly. Police later arrested 57-year-old Syed Muzzafar, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
Muzzafar, who worked for Uber, claims he was driving around, looking for a fare when the accident happened. However, Uber insisted the driver was not working at the time.
We contacted Uber for comment, and will update when we hear back.
Meanwhile, you can make a direct donation at any Wells Fargo branch to "The Sofia Liu Memorial Fund" (account #9153578845).
Update: Here's a copy of the lawsuit: