Nine-Year-Old Bat Boy Dies in Kansas Baseball Accident

Kansas personal injury attorneys note a baseball tragedy in which a nine-year-old bat boy was hit in the head by a player taking practice swings during the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas. The young victim died of his injuries following the July 2015 Kansas baseball accident.

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Baseball Tragedy Shocks Kansas Town

According to, the tragedy, which has left a Kansas community in mourning, occurred when the boy was on his way to retrieve a bat during his team’s baseball game. He ran past the on-deck circle to retrieve a bat and was hit in the head by a practicing player, who did not see him or was unable to stop his swing in time.

Although the boy quickly received medical attention from the umpire, and from a team of emergency responders who were already at the scene for an unrelated call, the nine-year-old was unresponsive and passed away as a result of his injuries. As a bat boy, the child was always expected to wear a helmet, and was reportedly doing so at the time of the accident. Multiple witnesses indicate that he had one on when he was struck according to the NPR news report.

Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you or a loved one have been injured from an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from your injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • The extent of an injury
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

If a loved one died as a result of an injury, family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
  • Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
  • Funeral expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death

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