Family Sues Apple Over Fatal Crash Involving FaceTime

The family of a 5-year-old girl who died in a car accident is suing Apple, saying the company never warned users of the potential dangers of driving while using the app.
2:13 | 01/02/17

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Family Sues Apple Over Fatal Crash Involving FaceTime
A couple is suing apple saying their daughter was killed when a driver allegedly using facetime ran into their car. ABC news linsey Davis is here with that story. Good morning. Good morning, robin. The little girl who died in that crash was just five years old. Her parents believe she would still be alive today if apple implemented an iPhone featured that would have automatically disabled facetime based on technology that calculate highway speeds. This morning apple is under fire after this fatal car crash in Dallas. The family of 5-year-old Moriah Mo Modisette is suing the tech giant. The driver, gare education Wilhelm, was using the apple app when he crashed into the Modisette's car in 2014. Wilhelm is charged with manslaughter. Apple knew better and did not do better. Reporter: Modisette's attorneys claim apple had the technology to lock out the ability of drivers to utilize the facetime application on the iPhone while driving a motor vehicle but did not install it and never warned users of the potential dangers. Apple could have prevented the senseless death of this 5-year-old girl on Christmas eve if this technology had been used. Reporter: We reached UT to apple for comment but the company does not comment on pending litigation and has not yet filed a legal response to the lawsuit. I believe they will take the position that to the extent anyone is responsible for the injuries caused by this lawsuit, it's the actual driver of the car and not their product. Reporter: The attorney for the driver released a statement saying the Wilhelm family is confident that after all facts are brought out in court, it will be shown that the use of a cellular device did not contribute and Mr. Wilhelm did not commit a crime, it's simply an accident. We've seen this technology before. It will say are you the driver or the passenger. If you say you're the driver it will not let you continue on. That's their point. Yeah, but you could still be the driver. And many people do say -- right, exactly. I don't know how that is -- at least it's something. It makes you think, you're right. Coming up on our big board,

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:13","description":"The family of a 5-year-old girl who died in a car accident is suing Apple, saying the company never warned users of the potential dangers of driving while using the app.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"44509811","title":"Family Sues Apple Over Fatal Crash Involving FaceTime","url":"/GMA/video/family-sues-apple-fatal-crash-involving-facetime-44509811"}