City to pay Maya Hirsch family $3.25M in 2006 hit-and-run death

July 23, 2012 3:40:53 PM PDT
The City of Chicago will pay the family of a girl killed by a hit-and-run driver over $3 million.

Four-year-old Maya Hirsch was killed in 2006 while crossing a street at a crosswalk near Lincoln Park Zoo. Under a settlement approved Monday by a City Council committee, Chicago would pay $3.25 million.

The man convicted in the hit-and-run said he could not see the stop sign at the intersection. The Hirsch family filed a lawsuit, accusing the city of failing to properly maintain the stop sign and other traffic markings at the intersection.