Aug 9, 2013 5:47 PM
Brett Boman, the father of 13-year-old Skyler Millner, has filed a civil suit with the Butte County Superior Court against Ken Hunt. Hunt struck Millner with his vehicle as the 13-year-old boy was walking across a cross walk on the Skyway in Paradise on May 31. Millner succumbed to his injuries on June 2. On August 1, an investigation by the Butte County District Attorney’s Office found that Hunt was not criminally responsible for Millner’s death.
According to the statement released by the law offices of Foreman and Brasso of San Francisco, The civil suit claims Hunt was reckless for not stopping for Skyler, like two other cars that slowed and stopped before the cross walk while Skyler crossed the Skyway towards the Paradise Town Hall.
“The event was a terrible tragedy, but not ‘an unavoidable accident’ as claimed by Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey,” said Ronald Foreman, Boman’s attorney.
The statement by the law offices today also claimed the Paradise Police “did not ask Hunt the key questions of what he was doing at the time of the accident."
Foreman said he intends to prove that Hunt was distracted and not paying attention as he drove into the crosswalk which subsequently resulted in Millner’s death.
“When I am done assembling the facts, I will turn the evidence over to the District Attorney’s Office for them to bring charges as Ramsey said he would do if presented with such evidence,” Foreman said.
Ramsey was not available for comment at the time of this story’s publication.
The lawsuit was served to Hunt yesterday. Foreman stated Hunt has 30 days to respond to the lawsuit, and it typically can take up to a year before the first court date.