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Postby roninmedia » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:07 pm

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/break ... 4182.shtml

With the recent news of the first baseball coach killed by a line drive, this story hits so close.
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Michigan Girl Killed In Softball Accident
By Staff
Jul 25, 2007

A 12-year-old girl has died in Grand Rapids, Mich., from injuries she received in an accident during a softball drill.

The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press said Wednesday that Maggie Hilbrands was hit in the back of the head by a softball this week while training, and later died from related injuries.

The girl's mother, Jan Hilbrands, said her daughter was knocked unconscious while practicing with her softball team Monday. She died the next day from a brain injury.

"She missed the ball. It appears it hit her in the wrong spot. She never regained consciousness," the girl's mother said.

The death shocked Jim Valentine, the police chief of the city of Lowell.

"It's absolutely devastating," Valentine told the newspaper. "You think of the hundreds of thousands of kids out there playing softball, and how many times one gets hit in the head. A lot of times they're just have a bruise and they're back in the game. This is just a tragedy." (c) UPI
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Re: Michigan Girl Killed In Softball Accident

Postby Madison » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:45 pm

First it says the ball hit her in the back of the head, and then it says she missed the ball. How did she miss it and then it swing around and hit her in the back of the head? :-?


Either way, sad story. :,-(
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Re: Michigan Girl Killed In Softball Accident

Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:58 am

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Re: Michigan Girl Killed In Softball Accident

Postby knapplc » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:02 am

Madison wrote:First it says the ball hit her in the back of the head, and then it says she missed the ball. How did she miss it and then it swing around and hit her in the back of the head? :-?


Either way, sad story. :,-(

I noticed that to. Weird.

And very sad. :-/
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Re: Michigan Girl Killed In Softball Accident

Postby JTWood » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:25 am

knapplc wrote:
Madison wrote:First it says the ball hit her in the back of the head, and then it says she missed the ball. How did she miss it and then it swing around and hit her in the back of the head? :-?

I noticed that to. Weird.

Yeah, I was confused by that, too.
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