A California woman died in August as a result of being hit in the head by a batted ball at Dodger Stadium, according to a Los Angeles County coroner’s report obtained by ESPN’s Outside the Lines and details her daughter revealed to OTL in December.
A California woman died in August as a result of being hit in the head by a batted ball at Dodger Stadium.
— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) February 5, 2019
Linda Goldbloom, front right below, is seen hours before her fatal head injury.
This photo was taken by her husband, Erwin, and includes her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Eve Goldbloom, in the second row.
The accident happened in the top of the ninth inning when a San Diego Padres batter fouled back a pitch. The ball, which was hit a little to the first-base side of home plate, sailed into the loge level — just over the area protected by netting — and struck Goldbloom’s head as she sat in Section 106, Row C, Seat 5.
“Ushers came down and asked if she was all right, and she said no, then EMT came and rushed her to the hospital — she threw up in the ambulance,” Goldbloom’s daughter, Jana Brody, said.
Goldbloom, a longtime Dodgers fan, was celebrating her recent 79th birthday and 59th wedding anniversary with her husband, Erwin, brother-in-law Michael and sister-in-law Eve.
What a terrible tragedy.
You can read more about the accident here.
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