Sacramento County Will Pay $25M Over Crash That Injured Girl

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) — Sacramento County will pay more than $25 million to the family of a 12-year-old girl who was left with brain damage after her family car was struck by a sheriff's patrol car vehicle.

The settlement this week is the largest for a civil lawsuit in county history, the Sacramento Bee reported Thursday.

Julian Awad, then age 10, was in a car driven by her father on July 14, 2017, in the unincorporated Arden-Arcade area when it was struck by a sheriff's sport utility vehicle.

The car was making a left turn when it was hit by the speeding patrol vehicle, which was answering a report of a fight in progress.

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