High School Student Dies in PE Class After Getting Hit with Softball in the Chest During Over-the-Line

taylor_t940In a terribly sad story out of San Diego, a 16-year-old high school sophomore died on his birthday after getting hit in the chest with a softball during a game of ‘Over-the-Line’ in PE class. RIP Taylor Dorman. From the Union-Tribune:

Taylor was playing over-the-line with other students when he was hit about 11 a.m., Assistant Principal Kathryn Gunderson said. He initially showed no signs that he had suffered a catastrophic injury. He continued to play the game, and even made a joke to the student who had hit the ball, she said.

About 20 minutes later, after walking with a friend from one end of the school’s football field to the other, he collapsed, she said.

The P.E. teacher called 911, and paramedics quickly arrived, school Superintendent Bob Graeff said. Taylor was stabilized and flown to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where he died a few hours later, Graeff said.

Over-the-Line is a game similar to softball and baseball. Dorman, who was beloved by classmates, had a large Chihuahua named Biggie Smalls. [Photo via Union Tribune]

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