Rowan & Martin’s 1970s
TV program made a weekly award of the “Fickle Finger of Fate”.
Jaime Chicas, 21, of Roosevelt, NY, was with his cousin
and brother-in-law at Jones Beach in Nassau County Friday when his 3-ounce lead
sinker emerged from the water and struck him in the face, Newsday reported last
week. Chicas was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center, where doctors determined
the sinker had penetrated his skull through the bridge of his nose. "There was so
much force that it kept going and it lodged through the back of his head. The trauma
was simply too severe," neurologist Imran Wahedna said. Wahedna said Chicas was
brain-dead by Monday.