Under settlement with city, family of pedestrian killed by driver fleeing police to get $10M
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The family of a pedestrian killed in Kakaako more than two years ago by a driver fleeing from police will get $10 million as part of a settlement with the city.
The Honolulu City Council approved the settlement for the family of Dr. Travis Lau on Wednesday.
In a lawsuit, the family said the police chase created an unreasonable risk of danger.
Lau was one of three people killed in January 2019 when driver Alins Sumang plowed his truck into a group of pedestrians along Ala Moana Boulevard.
Sumang struck a plea deal with prosecutors in March. He was given a 30-year prison sentence.
Lau’s family declined to talk about the settlement. City lawyers say most of the $10 million will be paid by insurance companies.
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