YMCA, Sir Goony's Golf Sued After Girl, 8, Hit In Face With Golf Club

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Circuit Court lawsuit has been filed against the Chattanooga YMCA and Sir Goony's Golf Course in Brainerd after an incident in which an eight-year-old girl was struck in the face by a golf club.

The suit is brought by the girl and her parents, Jason Perry and Carla Romaine-Perry.

The complaint says the girl went on a YMCA outing to the miniature golf course  on June 8, 2012, while taking part in a summer camp. 

It says she sat on a bench after finishing her round of golf.

The suit, filed by attorney William Harris III, says another child on the outing began swinging his club recklessly and hit the girl in the mouth. It says the blow knocked out her teeth and caused extensive damage to her mouth. The suit says she had two of her front teeth and a baby tooth knocked out, and extensive damage to her maxilla preventing replacement of the teeth.

Photos of her face were attached to the lawsuit.

It says she will continue to experience severe emotional distress from the trauma of the incident and from her appearance after the injury.

The suit, which asks $350,000 in damages, says there was inadequate supervision by the YMCA staff and by the golf course attendants.

The complaint is also filed against the child who wielded the golf club as a John Doe.

 


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