A family from Texas has recently pointed the finger towards Apple Company regarding their daughter’s death, saying that because the driver had been using FaceTime at the time of the accident, the driver had crashed into them, killing their daughter.
An SUV was reported to have struck the family from the rear, and it was travelling at a mere 65 mph.
The SUV had allegedly driven right on top of the Toyota Camry car that the Modisette family had been in, just north of Dallas, Texas.
The father James Modisette had suffered some severe injuries from the accident, but the five year old daughter Moriah sitting in the back of the car was killed as a result of the fatal injuries from the accident.
Apple to Blame
After the death of the couple’s daughter, they filed a lawsuit in which they claim that Apple is to blame for her death, because the driver of the SUV had at the time been occupied by using FaceTime instead off of his iPhone 6 Plus instead focusing on the road ahead.
Garrett Edward Wilhelm, 22, the driver of the SUV confessed to being occupied with his phone right before he had crashed into the couple’s car.
But Why Apple?
According to the couple’s claim, they state that Apple has a role in this matter because they had not installed an update to the FaceTime application which prevents drivers to being locked out of the application on the Apple iPhone whilst one is operating any type of vehicle. Furthermore, Apple had apparently applied for such an initiative back in 2008 and had issued it in December of 2014.
The couple’s lawsuit stated that Apple had enough sufficient time in order to have such an update to be implemented, adding as well that Apple had allegedly failed in cautioning the Apple phone users that their products can be “dangerous when used or misused in a reasonably foreseeable manner.
Apple Company has not yet released any statement or made any response to this matter at the moment.