Flushing street corner renamed for Allision Liao

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The city council voted yesterday to rename the northeast corridor of Cherry and Main Streets in memory of Allision Liao, the 3-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a car on Oct. 6, 2013.

Councilman Peter Koo, who fought for the renaming, released a statement after the vote:

“Allison Liao was a bright and boisterous young girl with limitless potential who had her whole life ahead of her. While her senseless death was devastating to our community, it has also spurred impassioned awareness campaigns on driver safety across the city. As drivers pass Allison Hope Liao Way, it is our hope that they recall her parents’ poignant question, ‘Is it worth it? If you’re in a hurry and running late; if you are impatient because of traffic; if you want to send a text, or make a phone call; if you are distracted for any reason while behind the wheel, is it worth the life of Allison Liao? We all know the answer to these questions. And now we have Allison Hope Liao Way to remind us all of the fragility of life, and of the deadly consequences that can occur behind the wheel.”

The officials unveiling of the sign will be announced at a later date.