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A wrongful death lawsuit involving a 16-year-old girl who was killed by a motorist on her way to school, has settled for $225,000 with the city paying up.

The suit was filed by the Mother of a junior at Alhambra High School that was killed on November 20, 2004 while she was attempting to catch a Valley Metro bus to get to class.

The lawsuit accused the city of negligence in its operation of traffic signals. However, a Glendale spokeswoman states the city without admitting to any liability, decided to end the lawsuit. “We came to a determination that was in the best interest of the public to compromise all claims in this action and to settle the matter for a reasonable amount.”

The girl was hit by a car while trying to cross the road. The suit alleged Glendale was at fault because the pedestrian control button had been disabled and the signal lights didn’t work properly.

An attorney for Glendale, filed court documents denying any negligence on the part of the city. The documents show the suit was dismissed on November 6th after settlement talks between the mother and lawyers.

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