A fan attending Friday’s Red Sox-A’s game suffers ‘life-threatening’ injuries after getting hit by a broken bat.
A woman suffered life threatening injuries at a Boston Red Sox game Friday night when a broken bat that got sawed off at the handle by a pitch flew into the stands at Fenway Park and struck her in the face.
The Red Sox-A’s game was halted for several minutes and the unidentified victim taken away on a stretcher through through the infield after the barrel end of the bat belonging to A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie hit the woman sitting in the second row.
Lawrie’s bat splintered after he swing at a pitch by Red Sox starter Wade Miley.
Fenway Park medical staff carry an injured fan away on a stretcher after she’s hit by a broken bat.
A stunned silence gripped Fenway and the gory scene registered on players’ faces as they watched first responders render emergency care for injuries the Boston Globe described as “life-threatening.”
Another witness at the stadium tweeted about the “awful” scene in the stands, where the woman was reportedly bleeding profusely from her head.
It was clear it was bad when another fan stripped off his shirt to apply to the injured fan’s head.
— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) June 5, 2015
Brian MacPherson, Red Sox beat writer for the Providence Journal, was one of many people at the game to report that the victim had lost a tremendous amount of blood.
“It was clear it was bad when another fan stripped off his shirt to apply to the injured fan’s head,” MacPherson wrote on Twitter.
Video obtained by Deadspin showed the injured woman covered in blood and screaming in pain as she was carried away on a stretcher.
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