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Judge Issues Cab Driver Ticket In 2014 Upper West Side Crash That Killed 9-Year-Old Boy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The cab driver who struck and killed a 9-year-old boy in Manhattan will not serve jail time.

Cooper Stock was crossing West End Avenue on the Upper West Side with his father in January 2014 when they were both hit.

An investigation revealed Cooper and his father had the right of way, but on Monday a judge issued the driver a traffic ticket saying although it was a tragedy, it was not a crime.

In the wake of Cooper's death, a complete redesign of a nearly 2-mile stretch of West End Avenue from West 72nd to West 106th streets was fast-tracked by city transportation officials in August.

In June, Cooper's Law was passed, which established that taxi drivers have their license suspended when involved in a deadly accident.

In the months following the crash, friends geared up to make sure Cooper will not be forgotten.

Dozens of cyclists pledged money to ride in Cooper's memory in an event dubbed "Coop's Hoops." Organizers raised $20,000 to send about 40 underprivileged kids to Walt Frazier's Basketball Camp — the same camp that Cooper attended.

Cooper's classmates at the Calhoun School, 433 West End Ave., called themselves "Cooper's Troopers" and spent a day of service donating books to a shelter for women and children.

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