Indians not at fault for fan blinded by foul ball

By Kirstie Chiappelli 28 March 2017
Indians not at fault for fan blinded by foul ball

A jury has determined the Indians are not responsible for injuries sustained by a fan who was hit by a foul ball and partially blinded, Cleveland.com reported Tuesday.

According to the report, 46-year-old Keith Rawlins of Rochester, N.Y., won't be awarded any money from the organization for the injuries suffered while attending the July 20, 2012 game against the Orioles at Progressive Field.

Rawlins claimed he was distracted from the game as ushers asked fans to move for the postgame fireworks show, though the team insisted he moved voluntarily.

Rawlins suffered a fractured eye socket, nose and sinus and was left blind in his left eye after being struck by a foul ball traveling about 95 miles per hour. According to Fox8 Cleveland, he racked up nearly $50,000 in medical bills after undergoing 10 hours of surgery.

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