A city lawyer is suing two Manhattan tots for negligence after they knocked down his 87-year-old mother while riding their bikes on the sidewalk.
The East Side kids, Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn, were just 4 years old when they hit Claire Menagh as they raced their bikes - equipped with training wheels - outside her E. 52nd St. home, the suit says.
Menagh suffered a broken hip in the April 2009 mishap, which was "caused by the negligence, carelessness, recklessness and gross negligence of [Juliet and Jacob] ," the shocking suit says.
Menagh filed the suit in June 2009, but died two months later of natural causes. Her lawyer son took over the suit.
The Breitmans' lawyer filed a motion to dismiss, arguing Juliet is too young to be held liable. But Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten rejected that argument, noting Juliet was nearly 5 and old enough to be sued.
The Breitmans and Kohns could not be reached.
Douglas Menagh's lawyer, David Kownacki, noted insurance companies would be responsible for any damages awarded.
"It's not coming out of the kids' pockets or their mothers' pockets," Kownacki said.