- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $495,000 to the estate of a woman who died after she was hit by a police cruiser in a city park two years ago.

Forty-year-old Michelle Kolk died a week after she was hit about on April 18, 2017 by a police car backing up. Philly.com reports the city Law Department confirmed the settlement Friday, but declined to comment further.

The settlement results from a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in Common Pleas Court in January 2018 against the city. A police investigator determined in 2017 that the officer driving the car had not seen Kolk behind his car.

A police spokesperson said Friday that the Accident Investigation District had determined no criminal charges were warranted.


Information from: Philly.com, http://www.philly.com/

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