FATAL COLLISION – At approximately 5:36 p.m. on Oct. 6, police responded to a 911 call for a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Main Street in Flushing. Upon arrival, police discovered a three-year-old female, identified as Allison Liao, unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma.
EMS transported the child to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the child and her grandmother were walking eastbound on Cherry Avenue, attempting to cross at the intersection of Main Street, when the child was struck by an SUV also traveling eastbound on Cherry Avenue, which was attempting to make a left turn on to Main Street.
The driver remained on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.