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Published:November 3rd, 2010 15:48 EST
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Court Rules: Girl, 4, Can Be Sued For Running Over Old Lady With Bike

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A girl can be sued over accusations she ran over an elderly woman with her training bicycle when she was 4 years old, a New York Supreme Court justice has ruled.

The ruling by King`s County Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten stems from an incident in April 2009 when Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn, both aged four, struck an 87-year-old pedestrian, Claire Menagh, with their training bikes.

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Menagh underwent surgery for a fractured hip and died three months later.

In a ruling made public late Thursday, the judge dismissed arguments by Breitman`s lawyer that the case should be dismissed because of her young age. He ruled that she is old enough to be sued and the case can proceed."


If the 87-year-old lady couldn`t get out of the way of a 4-year-old girl on a bike with training wheels, she had no business walking on the sidewalk.

It`s unfortunate that the old woman died from the injuries sustained from the accident, but it`s ludicrous to hold the young girl liable.

Accidents happen, especially when your 87-freaking-years old, and your arm may break if a leaf lands on it.

It`s a shame that the little girl`s parents have to go through legal hell over an accident.

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