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Gothamist: Ticket Dismissed Against Driver who Struck & Killed 3-Year-Old Asian Girl

posted by Randall

Allison LiaoJust one year ago, 3-year old Allison Liao was holding her grandmother’s hand while crossing the street in Queens.

An SUV making a left turn struck and killed Allison, but was never criminally charged even though Liao and her grandmother had the right of way.

Allison & Hsi-Pei Liao

Allison with her father Hsi-Pei Liao

Police instead issued a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian. Now it’s been learned the DMV has dismissed the traffic citation, according to the Gothamist.

There is video of the accident which you can see on the Gothamist site.

At a hearing while testifying under oath, Abu-Zayedeha said Allison had run into the path of his car. The tweet below includes a series of stills which clearly shows Allison holding her grandmother’s hand.


“Allie was spending the day with her grandmother, and they walked to a market two-and-a-half blocks from grandmother’s house to buy a watermelon, because Allie wanted a watermelon,” Steve Vaccaro, the family’s attorney said. “The video shows them walking the last block of Allie’s life, hand-in-hand with the grandmother while the grandmother held the watermelon bag. They make it half way across Main Street when the driver makes a left turn right into them. He literally sucks Allie out of her grandmother’s hand, knocking the grandmother to ground.”

You can read a lot more about the case in the Gothamist.

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