Boy died after being struck by baseball

May 4, 2009 5:16:56 AM PDT
Authorities say a 9-year-old along the Jersey shore died after he was struck in the neck by a baseball hit by his brother. Authorities say the ball came off an aluminum bat and hit Eliyahu Daddah in the neck as the brothers played in the backyard of their Long Branch home Friday.

The medical examiner said the child died of blunt force trauma from the baseball.

The boy was the son of Rabbi Mordechai Dabbah, who heads the Yeshivat Keter Torah in Lakewood.

New Jersey lawmakers in 2006 considered banning metal bats after a 12-year-old in Wayne was hit in the chest by a line drive off an aluminum bat and went into cardiac arrest.

Steven Domalewski was resuscitated, but suffered brain swelling.

The measure cleared an Assembly committee but stalled in the Legislature.

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Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

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