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Uber settles suit over 6-year-old’s death

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POSTED July 15, 2015 6:22 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is settling lawsuit with the family of a 6-year-old girl who died when a company driver hit her with his SUV.

The company is paying the family an undisclosed settlement for the 2013 crash on New Year’s Eve that killed 6-year-old Sofia Liu and hospitalized her mother for several weeks.

Police say 57-year-old Syed Muzzafar failed to yield at a San Francisco crosswalk and hit Liu, her mom and her 5-year-old brother Anthony.

The company had said it wasn’t responsible for Muzzafar’s actions because he didn’t have a passenger in his vehicle. Lawyers for the family argued otherwise, saying using the app may have contributed to the accident.

A statement from Uber said the company hopes a settlement helps the family move forward.

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