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Under settlement with city, family of pedestrian killed by driver fleeing police to get $10M

Scene from the crash in Jan. 2019(HNN File)

By HNN Staff

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 6:38 PM HST I Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 10:37 PM HST

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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