Boston Fan Nearly Killed by Broken Bat

Woman in stands suffers life-threatening injuries
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2015 5:36 AM CDT
Boston Fan Nearly Killed by Broken Bat
A fan who was accidentally hit in the head with a broken bat is helped from the stands at Fenway.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A freak accident last night during a Red Sox game at Fenway has left a woman with life-threatening injuries, reports AP. She got struck in the head by a broken bat while sitting in the second row and was taken from the stadium in a stretcher, bleeding heavily, reports the Boston Globe. An officer scooped up her young son and shielded his eyes from the sight as EMTs tended to the screaming woman. She hasn't been identified, and no updates on her condition were given this morning. "It was violent," says a fan who saw the woman get hit in the forehead. "She bled a lot. A lot. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that."

The accident happened when Oakland's Brett Lawrie grounded out in the second inning, and Lawrie says he didn't realize the seriousness until the inning ended after another out. “The only thing there, you’ve got limited netting here in Boston," he says. "When you’re behind home plate and you’re along the third base side and first base side, you’ve really got to be heads-up for foul balls, anything coming into the stands, because it’s so close there’s really no time to react." (More Fenway Park stories.)

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