The Honolulu City Council unanimously approved the settlement on November 2, 2016, calling the accident a "clear case of negligence." Mr. Cruise, the attorney for Ms. Kato's estate and her sons, Keith and Kevin, said that he hopes that the city will take action to prevent another accident like this from occurring in the future. He pointed out that this accident was the third within 12 months involving a pedestrian struck by a city refuse truck.
Kekumu has been disciplined as a result of the incident.
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