The son of a tow truck driver who was hit alongside the beltway has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the company of the driver who hit him.
Joshua Sylvia-Najdi, 19, with attorney Gloria Allred, filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against Green Line Moving Company of Baltimore.
"I want to make sure that the situation raises awareness for the move over law so no one else's brother, father, son, uncle or friend is unnecessarily killed due to tragic negligence," Sylvia-Najdi said.
A Green Line box truck driver ran off the beltway Dec. 29, hitting and killing Joshua's father, AJ.
The lawsuit claims Green Line was negligent for hiring a driver with a bad driving record. The complaint also alleges the truck driver did not follow Virginia's move over law, was using a cellphone and the truck's brakes were defective.
Green Line was unaware of the lawsuit and could not comment, News4's Julie Carey reports.
A manager with Green Line told News4 the box truck driver was let go after the company discovered he committed traffic violations in a personal vehicle.
Fairfax Towing driver Michael Yeoman said that despite high profile traffic deaths, drivers are still failing to obey the move over law.
"Just like police officers, we all want to go home at night," Yeoman said.
The box truck driver still faces a reckless driving charge in connection with the fatal accident.