According to the San Antonio Express-News, the family of the man who died after being struck by a driver on Loop 410 in San Antonio is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the teenage driver who killed him.
The lawsuit claims that the driver, Jewell Hendrickson, texted on her phone as she drove on Loop 410 on September 22. Hendrickson crashed into Robert “Bobby” Cornish, 32, as he attended to his work trailer that had malfunctioned, pinning him between the teenager’s car and his trailer.
Cornish received treatment at San Antonio Military Medical Center before succumbing to his injuries, reports the San Antonio Express-News.
The lawsuit also targets Cornish’s employer, alleging the company’s history of safety violations and that they did not provide him with adequate, functioning equipment. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Cornish’s family seeks $1 million from the defendants.
In addition, the family’s attorney says they hope to make a difference and send a message that texting and driving can have deadly consequences. According to the San Antonio Express-News, texting is banned in the city of San Antonio but not statewide.
At the time of the crash, police said it was unclear why Hendrickson crashed into Cornish, reports the San Antonio Express-News.
Cornish is survived by two young daughters and his wife Sarah, who is pregnant with their third child.
The following information is provided by Distraction.gov and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):