A woman attending last night's Red Sox-A's game at Fenway with her son was carted off the field after a fractured bat shot into the stands and hit her in the head leading to "intense" bleeding, and subsequently "life-threatening injuries." The moment occurred in the top of the second inning after A's third baseman Brett Lawrie lost his barrel on this swing:
After play was stopped to provide medical attention, she was carted away and taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Witnesses near the event painted a gruesome picture of what could've easily been them. Said fellow fan Alex Merlas "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.” Another onlooker added “She seemed in shock, she was not aware of what was going on, pushing help away. She was pushing the towel away, and she was out of it.”
Yet another spectator recorded video of the woman as EMTs took her off the field on a stretcher. Due to her clear screams of pain we would advise not clicking on it if you're easily upset by this type of thing:
Earlier this morning a spokesperson for the aforementioned hospital told the Boston Globe that they aren't providing any updates about her condition at the current time.
Later in the day the police opted to provide an update (hence the reason the word "update" is in bold above this sentence). They told the Boston Globe that she is in "serious but stable" condition. Furthermore they say she is expected to survive.
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