SC court: Injury risk comes with contact sports
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 20:31:05 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's Supreme Court has ruled people playing contact sports assume the risk they will be injured.
The high court on Monday upheld a lower court's ruling that said a man who was injured in a March 2004 pickup softball game during a Boy Scouts camping trip in Sumter should have known he could be hurt.
David Cole suffered a closed head wound and went into convulsions after a base runner collided with him at home plate. Cole spent two days in intensive care. The man who ran into Cole, Jeff Wagner, broke a rib when he landed on a bat.
Cole and his son sued the Boy Scouts, a church and Wagner for personal injury and emotional distress.
Attorneys for Cole and Wagner didn't immediately comment.
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