BOSTON (CBS) – A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was hit by a broken bat during the game between the Red Sox and Oakland A’s at Fenway Park Friday night.
The fan was injured when a bat used by A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie shattered and flew into the stands in the second inning. The bat broke off at the handle when Lawrie grounded out to second base.READ MORE: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Parts Of Middlesex, Worcester Counties During Morning Commute
The woman, who was sitting in the first few rows behind the A’s on-deck circle, was struck and seriously injured.
Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com says fans offered their shirts to medics to help stop the bleeding.
The game was delayed in the middle of the second inning while the woman was carried out of the park on a stretcher.
A Red Sox staff member who was working on the third base line at the time of the incident says the woman lost consciousness for a short time after she was hit.READ MORE: Major League Baseball Owners Lock Out Players As Collective Bargaining Agreement Expires
The woman was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Her name has not been released.
Landon Howell was sitting near the woman when she was hit. He says a Boston Police officer consoled a child who was with her at the time.
The crowd was almost silent as the woman was wheeled off the field. Red Sox Manager John Farrell said it was a scary moment.
“Certainly our prayers go out to the woman that was struck with the bat, her and her family. A scary moment certainly,” Red Sox Manager John Farrell said after the game. “Our concerns are with her and her family.”MORE NEWS: Red Sox Bring Back Jackie Bradley Jr., Trade Hunter Renfroe To Brewers
WBZ-TV has learned that a member of the Red Sox organization left the park with the woman and remains with her family at the hospital.