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Personal Injury Notice: Boy’s throat slit by kite string
Legal news for New York Personal Injury attorneys– A kite string made for “kite-fighting” seriously injured a New York City teenage boy in a tragic incident.
Queens, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – A kite string almost cost a Queen’s teenager his life when the kite razor-sharp string slit his throat in October 2009, announced the New York Post.
The teenage skateboarder, identified as “Jared”, was skating outside his home in Flushing, New York when he was clotheslined by a downed kite string. The kite’s string was lined with encrusted glass and sliced open the boy’s throat from ear to ear.
Jared collapsed to the ground with the wire ingrained in his neck. Neighbors rushed to his aid. The two good Samaritans turned the gravely injured boy over, while another man used his own shirt to tie around his neck to slow the bleeding. Jared was rushed to a local hospital where he required 400 to 500 stitches. Two of the teens lymph nodes were also lost in the tragic incident.
The boy’s parents are suing New York City and for even permitting the kite flying activity to be allowed in Flushing Meadows Park. The family is also suing the co-op complex for not immediately removing the hazardous wire that was left lying low between the two buildings.
Investigating police located the dangerous kite on the roof where it lay with 300 years of razor-sharp line. The family’s attorney stated that the New York City should be aware of the kite festivals that are occurring in Queens Park, which were motivated by the book and movie “The Kite Runner”.
The sport of kite-fighting — featured in the book and movie– is a sport largely played in South Asia and is a popular pastime in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The goal of game is for one of the two battling kites to cut the other persons kite down first with the sharp-glass-encrusted kite string, according to Wikipedia.
The lawsuit stated that power drills are used to reel in the sharp wire. People continue to battle the kites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Jared’s family filed the lawsuit in Queens Supreme Court to seek unspecified damages.
Boy’s neck slit by kite string
AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy survived a horrific accident when his neck was slit open by a kite string as he rode his new bicycle.
He was rushed to the Emergency and Accident unit at RIPAS Hospital and his gash, right across his neck, was immediately sutured.
Mohd Nazirul Waie bin Mohd Zain Rosman claimed he was riding his new two-day-old bicycle when he came across a string that cut his neck in the Rimba Housing Scheme area in Gadong (STKRJ Rimba) at around 5pm, Sept 28. The kite strings are dipped in a homemade potion called “belah” that enables a kite-flyer to cut the strings of his opponents.
The boy’s brother, Mohd Nazirul Izzat, 15, who claimed to have witnessed this horrific accident, said the victim was holding his neck with blood flowing. He rushed his brother home to inform their parents.
Their uncle, Pg Khairul Azmi bin Pg Abd Rahman, who was at that time near the victim’s home, said that he panicked on seeing the victim.
Mohd Nazirul Izzat carried his brother through the back door and called his father to rush the victim to the hospital.
“At first, their father thought that this was someone’s doing. But after explanation, he rushed the victim to the hospital. He didn’t have time to wear a shirt or his slippers,” claimed Pg Khairul Azmi.
According to the victim’s uncle, they arrived at the hospital before 6pm and the doctor performed the operation around 9pm.
The victim’s uncle claimed that the kite string had landed on a motorcycle in front of the victim, who was riding his bicycle at that time.
The victim got entangled in the string and in trying to free himself he also cut his fingers. The boy’s mother said that the doctor told them the kite string almost cut his veins connected to the brain. The owner of the kite came forward and apologised to the victim’s family.
Accordingthe residents of the housing scheme, people can be seen flying kites almost every day from four to 6pm. Some of them also complained about being cut by these kite strings.