September 17, 2019

L.A. County Coroner: Dodgers Fan Was Killed by ‘Blunt Force’ From Ball

The L.A. County Coroner has reported that a Dodgers fan died four days after being struck by a ball in 2018.

Linda F. Goldbloom, 79, a mother of three and grandmother of seven, attended the Aug. 25 game last season against the San Diego Padres. She was also celebrating her birthday and 59th wedding anniversary to her husband, Erwin. Goldbloom, who died Aug. 29, was buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries.

According to ESPN’s Outside The Lines, the lifelong Dodgers fan was sitting on the first-base side of home plate, on the third row of the loge level. During the game, the 93-mph foul ball went over the protective netting at Dodgers Stadium and struck her in the head.

The coroner’s report stated Goldbloom died on Aug. 29, 2018 and that her death was caused by acute intracranial hemorrhage and history of blunt force trauma.

The Dodgers released to following statement to news outlets:

“Mr. and Mrs. Goldbloom were great Dodgers fans who regularly attended games. We were deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the passing of Mrs. Goldbloom. The matter has been resolved between the Dodgers and the Goldbloom family. We cannot comment further on this matter,” it said.

Linda Goldbloom is survived by husband Erwin; daughters Lori Nuss, Jana (Eric) Brody; son Gary (Ruthann); 7 grandchildren; and brother Norm Levy.