Uber driver faces charge after hitting SF girl

Here is a photo of former Uber driver Syed Muzaffar who faces a vehicular manslaughter charge in the death of a 6-year-old Sophia Liu of San Francisco. (ABC7 News)

A former Uber driver now faces a vehicular manslaughter charge in the death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year's Eve.

Syed Muzaffar hit and killed 6-year-old Sophia Liu on Polk Street in San Francisco. He also injured the girl's mother and brother.

Muzzafar turned himself in Sunday and posted bail. He's expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Liu and her family were in the crosswalk on Polk and Ellis streets when police say they were hit.

Uber says Muzzafar was not covered by its insurance because he did not have a passenger at the time of the crash.

The ride service has since changed its policy and now covers drivers even when they aren't carrying a fare.

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