Utility Co. Sued in Connection With Boy's Death

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010  |  Updated 8:58 AM CDT
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Brett Inman talks about his family's reaction to seeing the video of his stepson's death on television and reflects on Cole and his life.
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A utility has been sued over the 2008 death of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a speeding Dallas police car in a videotaped accident.

Televised reports indicate the lawsuit, filed Monday by the parents of Cole Berardi, allege the absence of street lights contributed to their son's death.

Oncor spokewoman Medan Wright said the company does not feel that the street lights caused or contributed to the accident. She declined further comment.

Sr. Cpl. Michael Vaughn was suspended for a day for violating department policy. Authorities said Vaughn was speeding without starting his lights and sirens while headed for a call on Oct. 17, 2008.

Investigators said the boy was riding his bicycle on a poorly lit road when he was struck.

A patrol car dashboard camera captured the incident.

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