Three-year-old Allison Liao was crossing the street with her grandmother in Flushing, Queens, when she was struck and killed by an SUV. The tragic incident was captured by the dashcam of another vehicle. According to CBS 2 New York, the perpetrator was given just two tickets for failing to use due care and failing to yield to a pedestrian. Even if found guilty, the driver would have only faced maximum fines of $150 for each citation.
The driver may not entirely escape punishment, though. The little girl's family has filed a wrongful death suit over the tragedy. Also, according to CBS 2 New York, the DMV has scheduled a hearing for January to decide whether to pursue further action against the man's driver's license, and Congresswoman Grace Meng has begun asking questions about the case. Scroll down to watch a report from CBS 2 New York with more information.