Families of drowning victims to share $5.8M settlement
The city still has additional legal exposure to a lawsuit from another fatal accident at the same location.
The families of two women who drowned in 2004 when their car went off Raymond Boulevard in Newark and plunged into the Passaic River will share a $5.8 million settlement approved today by the city council.
The estates of Monique Hawkins – which includes her 18-year-old son – and Nicole Floyd will receive three payments, the last in January 2010. The council approved the settlement, 7-0. Council President Mildred Crump and Augusto Amador were absent.