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$750K Settlement from City to Family of Student Killed in Speed Racing Crash

SAN JOSE, CA-The family of Kiran Pabla, the 24-year-old Indian American student who was killed in 2015 in a hit-and-run accident by two drivers who were racing against each other on Yerba Buena Road, will now receive a settlement from the city of San Jose, Calif.

The Bay Area News Group reports that Pabla’s family is set to receive a “$750,000 settlement from the city of San Jose, along with a pledge that it will evaluate and improve guardrail safety on the speedy thoroughfare.”

Pabla was out jogging around noon Jan. 26, 2015 on Yerba Buena Road toward Silver Creek Road in San Jose, five blocks away from her home, when she was killed after two cars, driven by 19-year-old Gabriel Becerra Esparza and Manuel Maldonado Avalos, crashed while racing, pinning Pabla to a tree. Pabla died at the scene

After the two cars collided, Esparza’s Nissan Altima hit a group of parked AT&T trucks before pinning Pabla against a tree, according to the Bay Area News Group report, which added that Pabla’s family sued the two drivers, the city, and AT&T. As per report Both drivers and AT&T paid out undisclosed amounts to the family

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