SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Scottsdale mom Susan Huff says the woman who hit her father was behind the wheel searching for her phone when he was killed.
Huff’s dad, 74-year-old Tom Hall, was a retired Phoenix firefighter, a grandfather and a friend.
In April, Huff says her dad was riding his motorcycle on Highway 69 in Prescott when he was hit by a car.
“When I found out he died and what had taken place, I could see him so happy that he had gotten his motorcycle and he’s driving it home,” Huff said.
The driver admitted she was searching for her cell phone in the police report for the incident.
The report states she got a ticket for “failure to control speed to avoid a collision.”
“The prosecutor’s office, for whatever reason, decided not to press charges,” Huff said.
Arizona is one of just a handful of states without some form of texting and driving law.
State Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, has fought for distracted driving bills in the past. He asked Huff to testify in an upcoming hearing on the issue.