Woman Who Suffered Concussion at Baseball Game May Have Assumed Risk

Most likely, a spectator, who was hit by a line drive while attending a baseball game at Coors Field, will not have a legal claim against the stadium or the Colorado Rockies.

That’s because most courts would conclude that she assumed the risk of injury.

Judith Reese, who was celebrating her 69th birthday at the field, was sitting along the third-base line when a line drive off the bat of Michael Cuddyer struck her in the head, causing the concussion.

Kara Jackson, a registered nurse who was sitting a few rows behind Reese, told the media that “the ball came too fast and nobody could respond. It was flat. It wasn’t a fly ball.”

Cuddyer added that he “saw the stands part ways and boom — saw it hit the head. … It’s tough. That’s the scary part of this.”

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