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Father Wants Charges For Driver Who Struck, Killed Daughter Crossing Flushing Street

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The intersection of Cherry Ave and Main Street in Flushing is not far from home for Hsi-Pei Liao.

Liao has visited the spot many times in the last year, since his 3-year-old daughter Allison was struck and killed while crossing the street. He expected the driver to be punished.

Father Wants Charges For Driver Who Struck, Killed Daughter Crossing Flushing Street

"Maybe criminal charges, or involuntary manslaughter, something happen to his license. Nothing ever happened," Liao told 1010 WINS' Al Jones.

The driver, Ahmad Abu-Zayedeha, received two tickets for failure to yield and failure to exercise caution.

The DMV dismissed both tickets.

"Mr. Abu-Zayedeha was found not guilty and those tickets were dismissed on July 1, 2014. No criminal charges were brought by the Queens District Attorney as a result of the accident. However, whenever a fatal accident occurs anywhere in the state, the DMV schedules a special safety hearing. That hearing for Mr. Abu-Zayedeha has been set for January 6. At that time, a determination will be made if Mr. Abu-Zayedeha has any culpability for the accident on October 6 that would result in any action being taken with regard to his driver license based on the Vehicle and Traffic law. DMV is an administrative agency and has no authority with regard to law enforcement or criminal prosecution," the DMV said in a statement.

Liao said that he wants to get the law changed.

"You can be very careless on the road, and you're not accountable for it," he said.

Liao also said that he wants to pursue civil action against Abu-Zayedeha.

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