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A baseball fan has suffered ‘life-threatening injuries’ after she was struck by shards from a broken bat at Fenway Park. The woman was watching the Boston Red Sox with her husband and son when she was hit by the piece of wood that came flying from the bat of Oakland Athletics third-baseman Brett Lawrie.  Medics rushed over to the victim, who was sitting a few rows from the outfield, as blood covered her face.

The game was halted for a few minutes as she was rushed to hospital, then resumed. Pete Abraham of the Globe who was at the game wrote on Twitter: ‘A policeman was holding a young child and shielding his or her eyes. Fans in the area trying to help. Lots of blood. Awful scene. WEEI’s John Tomase added: ‘It looks like fan who left game had a child with her. Child was carried out by medics while she shrieked in pain. Brutal to see and hear.’ Gordon Edes also wrote: ‘Sobering to watch ushers wiping blood from row where young woman was sitting.’

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