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Los Angeles pays $15M for crash that killed, injured sisters

Emely Aleman and 10-year-old Angela Killings-Rodriguez were in a crosswalk near a school when they were struck by a car five years ago.
Emely Aleman and 10-year-old Angela Killings-Rodriguez were in a crosswalk near a school when they were struck by a car five years ago.
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Los Angeles will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit over a North Hollywood car crash that killed a 12-year-old girl and left her sister a quadriplegic.

The City Council agreed to the payment Wednesday.

Emely Aleman and 10-year-old Angela Killings-Rodriguez were in a crosswalk near a school when they were struck by a car five years ago.

Their family claimed the city knew the crossing was dangerous because there had been previous serious accidents there and should have installed a stoplight. One was later installed.

An attorney for the family, Gary Dordick, says the settlement money will be used to take the injured girl out of an institution and provide her with lifelong care so she can return home.