The lawyer for the family of a young girl hit by an SDG&E truck has filed a civil lawsuit. The lawyer for Jaslene Arias' family filed a negligence lawsuit claiming the driver of the S-D-G and E truck was distracted, using his cell phone at the time of the accident. NBC 7’s Mark Mullen has more.
A lawsuit was filed Friday in the deadly crash involving an SDG&E employee in Shelltown.
The lawyer for the family of Jaslene Arias filed a negligence lawsuit claiming the utility company failed to implement a no cell phone policy.
It is still unknown if the employee was on his cell phone when he allegedly ran a stop sign and hit and killed Ana Herrera Rodriguez and injured Rodriguez’s daughter and Jaslene Arias.
The Arias family's lawyer says he hopes the lawsuit will get to the bottom of what caused the accident.
The utility company sent a statement on Friday: "SDG&E continues to cooperate with the police on their investigation which we understand is not concluded."