LA City Council agrees to pay $4 million to woman who plummeted into Studio City sinkhole while in car

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
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The Los Angeles City Council has awarded up to $4 million dollars to the woman who wound up at the bottom of a sinkhole in Studio City in February 2017.

STUDIO CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay up to $4 million to the woman whose car fell into a sinkhole while she was behind the wheel in Studio City in February 2017.

The car was swallowed up on Laurel Canyon Boulevard during a major storm.

She screamed for help as another car teetered above her.

City firefighters rescued the woman just before the second car fell into the massive sinkhole.

The woman suffered a concussion and blurred vision in the incident.

The sinkhole was caused by the heavy rain and also a possible sewer failure.