Fan leaves MLB game with life-threatening injuries after being hit by broken bat


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Fan leaves MLB game with life-threatening injuries after being hit by broken bat
The Sports Xchange
First posted: Friday, June 05, 2015 09:48 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, June 05, 2015 11:30 PM EDT
BOSTON - A spectator seated in the box seats was removed from Fenway Park after being hit on the head by the broken barrel of Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie’s bat in the second inning of Friday night’s Boston Red Sox-A’s game.
Boston police confirmed a report by WCVB -TV in Boston that the woman who was hit suffered life-threatening injuries.
The game was delayed for about five minutes while the woman, seated with a man and a young child, was treated apparently for a wound on the left side of her head. Attendants were holding a towel tightly to the left side of her head.
A stretcher was brought out and she was taken along the warning track and in front of the Red Sox dugout to the ambulance entrance.
A fan is attended to by medical staff after being hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP)

Fan leaves MLB game with life-threatening injuries after being hit by broken bat
 
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Woman badly hurt by broken bat in Boston 'expected to survive'
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First posted: Saturday, June 06, 2015 03:19 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, June 06, 2015 03:30 PM EDT
The woman who suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a broken bat during Friday’s Boston Red Sox game against the Oakland A’s is expected to live.
A bloodied and wailing Tonya Carpenter was wheeled out of from Fenway Park by stretcher and taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after being hit in the head by part of Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie’s bat during the second inning.
Carpenter remains in hospital in serious condition, according to a statement released by the family of the woman Saturday.
“Tonya’s family and loved ones are grateful to all who have reached out with thoughts and prayers but are requesting privacy at this time as Tonya recovers,” the statement said, according to the Boston Globe.
Carpenter is “expected to survive,” Boston police spokesperson Officer Rachel McGuire told the Globe.
Carpenter was sitting in the second row, just beyond the netting that protects fans around home plate, when she was hit in the head by the broken bat. Paramedics rushed to aid her — the game was delayed several minutes — and eventually wheeled her out of the stadium, where she was taken to hospital by ambulance.
“The bat snapped in half near the end of the bat,” Alex Merlas, a fan sitting near Carpenter, told the Globe. “It hit on the forehead to the top of the head ... it was a blunt trauma and it was a lot of blood. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much blood.”
Lawrie, the Globe story said, initially did not realize how badly the woman was hurt. He grounded out on the play, glancing back towards the stands briefly while running to first base.
“Then in between innings is when things kind of got serious and I realized there was a bit of an issue,” Lawrie told the Globe. “Hopefully everything is OK and she’s doing all right ... That was just unfortunate right there, no doubt.”
A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP)

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