Woman Seriously Injured by Broken Bat at Fenway Park Is Expected to Survive
The victim was taken away by stretcher in the second inning with what police said were life-threatening injuries, according to the AP.
She was attending the game with her 8-year-old son, according to the Boston Globe, and was identified as Tonya Carpenter in a statement released by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she was admitted:
“Tonya’s family and loved ones are grateful to all who have reached out with thoughts and prayers but are requesting privacy at this time as Tonya recovers.”
Carpenter is recovering, an officer told the AP.
Eyewitness Alex Merlis described the injury to the Globe: “The bat snapped in half near the end of the bat. It hit on the forehead to the top of the head it was a blunt trauma and it was a lot of blood.”
“We re all praying for her,” Carpenter’s ex-brother-in-law told the paper Saturday afternoon.
“She’s stable. All we can do is pray for her. And hope that [her son] Aidan isn’t too traumatized from all this.”