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Dylan Williams was practicing with his Union City (Ind.) Little League team when he was struck in the neck with a line drive. The boy immediately fell to the ground and never got up, sending both coaches and teammates into utter confusion.

"He just fell to the ground," Erick Williams, Dylan

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Probably damaged either his carotid or vertebral artery, most likely the vertebral. It takes surprizingly little force and can impede the blood supply to critical portions of the brain.

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Maybe it was a coincidence? The shock of the hit could have been the final straw.

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Poor guy. Sometimes things happen in life and they don't seem to have any rhyme or reason.

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Tragic for the family and everyone concerned. :(

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What, pray, is a "line drive"?

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What, pray, is a "line drive"?

In baseball, it's when a batter drives the ball in a sharp, straight line. Usually hits have arches on them.

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Dying after being whacked in the neck by a hard ball moving at speed is hardly a mystery.

A tragic freak accident and a reminder to me to recommend safer hobbies to my son.

Once he is out of the house, he can take up BASE jumping if he likes, but until then....

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Dying after being whacked in the neck by a hard ball moving at speed is hardly a mystery.

A tragic freak accident and a reminder to me to recommend safer hobbies to my son.

Once he is out of the house, he can take up BASE jumping if he likes, but until then....

 

No, what is odd is the coroner saying it had nothing to do with his death. 

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Shock, perhaps?

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Shock, perhaps?

 

He likely had a bad heart and when the ball hit him he got scared, raised his heart rate / BP and died. I mean, what else could it be, that is my differential diagnosis with practically zero medical training. Might have been shock, who knows.

 

Poor kid.

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