5th grade boy dies in tragic playground accident

A Lake Oswego 5th grader died of his injuries after he was hit in the neck by a football during a flag football game. The accident occurred at Palisades Elementary school during lunch recess.

According to a report in the Portland Tribune, the boy was blocking a punt when he was hit in the throat by a football. The Lake Oswego Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call and he was transported to Meridian Park Hospital in Tulatin by private ambulance. He died there with his mother at his side.

Our sincere condolences to the family.

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