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Cab Driver Who Struck, Killed 8-Year-Old on Upper West Side Will Not Be Charged

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No charges will be filed against the cab driver who struck and killed 8-year-old Cooper Stock on the Upper West Side earlier this year.

However, the Taxi and Limousine Commission says driver Koffi Komlani, who hasn't driven since the incident, will not have his license renewed when it expires in July.

He only held a probationary license.

The Manhattan district attorney's office declined to comment on the case.

Cooper Stock and his father were hit as they crossed 96th Street and Broadway.

Cooper died later at St. Luke's Hospital.

His father suffered a leg injury.

Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives said the decision not to file charges is unjust.

They say it directly counters the city's Vision Zero plan, which aims to reduce pedestrian deaths and serious injuries.

The city has since re-timed the lights at the intersection and banned left turns.

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