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Apple, Cars, and Facetime: Family Sues Apple After Man Hit Their Car, Killing Their 5 Year Old, While He Was Using FaceTime @balleralert Family Sues Apple After Man Hit Their Car, Killing Their 5 Year Old, While He Was Using FaceTime -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A family in Texas is filing a lawsuit against Apple after their 5-year old daughter died in a motor vehicle collision. The family is claiming that the company's FaceTime app distracted the driver of the other vehicle, causing him to collide into their car. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On December 23, 2016, the Modisette family filed a suit in California Superior Court, claiming that Apple failed “to warn users that the product was likely to be dangerous when used of misused.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, James and Bethanoy Modisette were driving their Toyota Camry with their daughter Moriah, when they were forced to slow down due to police activity ahead. Behind them was Garrett Wilhelm who was reportedly operating a Toyota 4Runner at 65 mph while utilizing the FaceTime app. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 4Runner rammed into the back of the Camry, rolling onto the vehicle, trapping Moriah and James inside. Emergency responders arrived and were able to remove the two from the vehicle. Both victims were taken to the hospital where Moriah died due to injuries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Modisette family claims that Wilhelm's iPhone had hardware that allows the phone to lock the user out of FaceTime when traveling on the highway, however Apple did not equip the phone with the necessary software to enable the feature. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wilhelm admitted that he had been using FaceTime at the time of the accident, it was also confirmed by investigating officers. Despite the fact that he admitted to using the phone, Wilhelm’s lawyer, Ricky Perritt, says he does not believe the phone caused his client to crash. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wilhelm was indicted on manslaughter charges according to the Denton Record-Chronicles. He will appear in court on February 27th.

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