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Coroner Report Sheds Light on Baseball Fan’s Death

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A coroner’s report revealed that a woman who was struck in the head by a baseball at Dodger Stadium died of head injuries related to the incident.

According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Linda Goldbloom died on Aug. 29 as a result of "acute intracranial hemorrhage due to history of blunt force trauma,” referring to the injury she suffered at a Padres-Dodgers game on Aug. 25.

ESPN reports that coverage of that night’s game did not follow the path of the ball, nor did it show where the ball landed. No media outlet has since reported on what happened at that game.

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The accident happened in the top of the ninth inning when a San Diego batter hit a foul ball, which just barely made it over safety netting and into the Loge Level.

"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 was celebrating her 79th birthday and 59th wedding anniversary with her husband Erwin, brother-in-law Michael and sister-in-law Eve.

At the hospital, Goldbloom was put on a ventilator and was unresponsive for three days following the incident.

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The Dodgers released the following statement to OTL:

"Mr. and Mrs. Goldbloom were great Dodgers fans who regularly attended games. We were deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the passing of Mrs. Goldbloom. The matter has been resolved between the Dodgers and the Goldbloom family. We cannot comment further on this matter."

For her part, Brody hopes that speaking with OTL will raise awareness for improved safety netting at MLB stadiums.

"My mom went to the game and never came home," Brody said. "People need to be aware, and we'd really like them to be protected in the future."

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