A 3-year-old Flushing girl died after being hit by an SUV late Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Main Street and Cherry Avenue.
Police report that Allison Liao, who lived on 77th Road, was fatally struck at 5:30 p.m. while crossing the street eastbound on Cherry Street with her grandmother. Eyewitnesses say the child darted out, breaking free of her grandmother.
Rick Hall, 34, an Army veteran who was shopping nearby, tried to revive Allison with CPR, according to published reports, but she was unconscious and unresponsive with severe body trauma. The child was transported to nearby New York Hospital Queens, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver of the 2000 black Nissan Murano was making a left turn with a green light onto Main Street when he hit her. The driver remained on the scene and was given a Breathalyzer test. No criminal charges were filed, but the investigation is ongoing.
Published reports say the grandmother was inconsolable and that the driver of the SUV was extremely upset and crying.