In a terrible accident in Harrisburg, a college baseball player was killed.
A 19-year-old collegiate baseball player died when a fake wooden dugout collapsed on him in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Monday, and authorities have determined that a catastrophic head injury was to blame.
Angel Mercado-Ocasio, a promising athlete and student, was taken to the hospital after being performed by Gerardo Diaz, according to ABC 27 News. The youngster miraculously arrived to before he was taken to the hospital. Mercado-Ocasio fought bravely for two days before dying.
Mercado-Ocasio and his Harrisburg Youth International League teammates dug out a temporary dugout during a game at 7th and Radnor Sports Park. This incident has nothing to do with the Central Penn baseball team.
A second person, who has not been named, was hurt in the tragedy. According to The Kansas City Star, the cause of the accident is still unknown.
After discovering that the dugouts were built without the proper paperwork, ABC 27 News reveals that the dugouts were not constructed in accordance with regulations. Without the required permits, city officials ordered the team to remove the structures.
Coach Diaz apologized for what had happened in an emotional interview with Fox 43. He revealed that the sportsmen were acting aggressively as the dugouts were being dismantled. Yet, tragedy nonetheless occurred. Diaz acknowledges that he and understands the consequences of disregarding local regulations.
Matt Maisel, the director of communications, said the city of Harrisburg had no intentions to sue the players or coaches. The Central Penn College community continues to be the primary focus as they grieve this terrible loss.