Freak accident

Woman injured by broken bat at Fenway Park expected to survive

A woman severely injured by a flying piece of broken bat on Friday night is expected to survive, but has a long recovery in front of her, friends and family said. During the second inning of a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics, Tonya Carpenter, who was sitting in the second row with her young son and a friend, was hit in the head with a flying piece of broken bat. Photos taken in the moments after the incident show Carpenter bloodied from the impact. The game was halted while medics attended to her wounds and rushed her out of the stadium on a stretcher to the hospital. Her injuries were described as “life-threatening” and she received surgery Friday night. On Sunday, friends and family set up a GoFundMe page to help the 44-year-old single mom with what is expected to be a long and expensive recovery.

Read the full story at USA Today.

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