Fan struck in head by batted ball at Dodger game dies

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Fan struck in head by batted ball at Dodger game dies

Woman struck in head by batted ball at Dodger Stadium dies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman died as a result of being struck in the head by a foul ball at Dodger Stadium last August, according to a coroner’s report obtained by ESPN .

Linda Goldbloom was celebrating her 79th birthday and 59th wedding anniversary to her husband at a game Aug. 25 when a ball hit by a San Diego player traveled over an area protected by netting and struck Goldbloom in the head. She died four days later at L.A. County-USC Medical Center.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s report said trauma from the batted ball was the cause of death.

The Dodgers said in a statement to ESPN they are “deeply saddened” by Goldbloom’s death and the “matter has been resolved between the Dodgers and the Goldbloom family.”

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