Uber Faces Lawsuit over Girl's Death in San Francisco

Driver was alleged logged into app when he struck girl


An attorney representing the family of a 6-year-old girl killed by a driver for ride-sharing company Uber on New Year's Eve said he planned to file a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against the company and the driver.

The suit, a copy of which was distributed by the attorney, Christopher Dolan, alleges that the driver of the vehicle - an Uber contractor - was logged onto the Uber app at the time he fatally struck Sofia Liu, and was waiting to receive and accept a ride request.

The company declined to comment Monday. In the past, Uber has said the driver, 57-year-old Syed Muzzafar of Union City, was not providing services on the company's basic UberX system because he did not have a passenger with him.