Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Don't Get Between a Kid and His Ice Cream

A teacher's aide at a grammar school was seriously injured during a collision with an 8-year-old boy making a beeline for ice cream. Now the parents are being sued for damages because the aid, who needed spinal fusion surgery has been unable to return to work
A mad dash for ice cream at a Queens grammar school earned an 11-year-old boy more than a trip to the principal's office.
Rosanna Tomack, a former teacher's aide at PS 94 in Little Neck, is hauling little Joseph Cicack into court after the youngster barreled into her and knocked her down, injuring her bad back, according to a lawsuit filed in Queens Supreme Court.
Joseph, about 8 at the time of the May 2006 incident, is above the age when a child can be sued, said Edmond Chakmakian, Tomack's lawyer.
"It's a legitimate case," Chakmakian said. "It's not silly."
He said that the kids were specifically told not to run for ice cream, but that Joseph didn't follow the rules and, as a result, Tomack, 62, of West Hempstead, LI, was forced to undergo spinal fusion surgery. She has been unable to return to work.

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