From the NY Post:
Jared Kopeloff was skateboarding outside his Flushing co-op apartment building in October 2009 when he was clotheslined by a downed kite string.
The glass-encrusted wire ripped into the then-12-year-old's throat and left him scarred from ear to ear from a wound his lawyer said took 400 to 500 stitches to close. The boy also lost two lymph nodes in the accident.
Now his family is suing the city for allowing the kite fights to take place in nearby Flushing Meadows Park and the co-op complex for failing to remove the wire that was left hanging between two buildings after getting severed in a duel and drifting over to the complex.
Kite fighting is a popular pastime in South Asian countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan.