Woman hit in head by bat at Boston baseball game, seriously injured

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 10:09 PM

(Reuters) - A female baseball fan was struck in the head by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Boston's Fenway Park on Friday and suffered life-threatening injuries, a Police spokeswoman said.

The woman had been sitting in the second row with her husband and son when the incident occurred at 7:40 p.m., said Officer Rachel McGuire. The Athletics were up at bat.

"Apparently a broken bat went into the stands," McGuire said.

"She was taken to Beth Israel Medical Center with what appear to be life-threatening injuries."

Photographs posted on Twitter by the Boston Globe show the woman strapped to a stretcher and being removed while the game was halted.

The bat broke after a swing by the Athletics' Brett Lawrie during the second inning, the Globe reported.

(Editing by Barbara Goldberg)