A wrongful death lawsuit in Chicago has alleged another case of distracted driving . . . this time involving a driver, Araceli Beas, who is accused of updating her Facebook account on her cellphone just before she hit and killed pedestrian Raymond Veloz.
Veloz, 70, has just had an accident and was speaking with the other driver when he was hit on the side of the road. The civil lawsuit alleges the use of an electronic device while driving — an act that would presumably allow the jury to make a finding of negligence per se if the electronic records are found dispositive.