$2M Settlement for Injured Pedestrian in Hawaii

Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii have agreed to a $2 million settlement to a woman who was hit by a car while crossing a street in 2014.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported the city approved the payment last month to Mariah Tinay, who claimed that poorly maintained street conditions in Pearl City were major contributing factors in the crash.

Attorney Michael Cruise says the area did not have signs alerting drivers to the crosswalk and lighting did not meet city standards and was blocked by trees. He says the city has improved sidewalk safety since the crash that left Tinay with a severe brain injury.

City Corporation Counsel Donna Leong says the settlement amount was a compromise reached after mediation. The city has denied liability.