Red Sox Fan Hit By Broken Bat Has Life-Threatening Injuries
A woman hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The incident occurred in the second inning when part or all from A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie’s bat flew into the stands and struck her. She was sitting behind home plate, just to the third-base side.
Boston police spokesman David Estrada says that the bat hit her on the head.
“You try to keep her in your thoughts and, hopefully, everything’s all right and try to get back to the task at hand,” said Lawrie, when asked how he was able to refocus after what happened. “Hopefully everything’s OK and she’s doing all right.
“I’ve seen bats fly out of guys’ hands in(to) the stands and everyone’s OK, but when one breaks like that, has jagged edges on it, anything can happen.”
Alex Merlis, of Brookline, Massachusetts, said he was sitting in the row behind the woman when the broken bat flew into the stands just a few rows from the field.
“It was violent,” he said of the impact to her forehead and top of her head. “She bled a lot. A lot. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that.”