New Jersey woman sues 13-yr-old Little League player
MANCHESTER, N.J. (WHDH) -- New Jersey woman filed a lawsuit after she is injured at little league baseball game. The woman was sitting on the side lines when hit in the face with a ball. She wants the 13-year-old catcher who threw that ball to pay up.
13-year-old Matthew Migliaccio plays for the Manchester Little League. Migliaccio is being sued by Elizabeth Lloyd the mother of one of his team mates. She was watching a game when she was hit by a ball that Matthew threw.
“I want the people to come to their sense and drop the case. It's insane,” said Bob Migliaccio, Matthew’s father.
Migliaccio said his son told him what happened. Matthew was warming up in the bullpen when the ball slipped out of his hand and sailed over the fence.
It hit Mrs. Lloyd, sitting on the bench about 5-feet from the fence, in the side of the face.
His son told him that he immediately went over to her and apologized. Lloyd said she was fine and said she knew he didn't do it on purpose. Later, they learned she was hospitalized for a broken bone in her face.
A year-and-a-half later, she is suing Matthew Migliaccio. She claimed he intentionally and recklessly struck and assaulted her. Lloyd is not responding to local media inquires.
In the meantime, Matthew father said he believes what his son told him, that this was all an unfortunate accident.
“He said ‘we weren't screwing around. The ball slipped out of my hand when I threw it back.’ Went over his head. Like to him, this happens every day at little league,” said Bob Migliaccio.
Elizabeth Lloyd is suing the 13-year-old for more than $150,000.