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.
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.
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) November 7, 2014
“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.