Portland expected to pay $395K in teen hit-and-run death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland City Council members are slated to vote this week to approve a $395,000 settlement with the family of a 15-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the person suspected of driving the vehicle may have been helped by the Saudi Arabian government to flee the U.S. while awaiting trial. The city was among several parties the estate of Fallon Smart sued in a wrongful death lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court, including alleged driver Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah. Portland, through the Bureau of Transportation, was accused of negligence for not making an intersection where Smart was hit in 2016, more safe for pedestrians.