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Woman seriously hurt by broken bat at Fenway Park

A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Last Updated Jun 6, 2015 8:12 AM EDT

BOSTON -- A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park Friday night, CBS Boston reported.

The fan was injured when a bat used by Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie shattered and flew into the stands in the second inning.

Witnesses and Boston police said the woman, who was sitting in the first few rows behind the A's on-deck circle, was struck in the face and seriously injured. The game was delayed briefly as emergency workers carried the woman out of the ballpark on a stretcher.

Police spokeswoman Rachel McGuire told the Boston Globe the woman, who was not identified, was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The victim was sitting with her husband and son at the time, McGuire said.

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A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park June 5, 2015, in Boston.
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