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Woman Injured by Bowling Ball That Fell Off Flag Pole

Woman Injured by Bowling Ball That Fell Off Flag Pole

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THATCHER, Utah (AP) -- An 18-year-old woman who was hit on the head by a falling piece of a sculpture was released from the hospital Saturday.

And it wasn't just a small piece of the artwork. It was a bowling ball.

Elise Fredericksen and five other friends were visiting a private art and sculpture park Wednesday in the town of Thatcher, about 65 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Marble Park, named after its creator, Boyd Marble, has a flag pole with a bowling ball secured to its top by brackets that look like a crown, according to Marble's wife, Cheryl.

Fredericksen's friends were shaking the flag pole when the bowling ball dislodged and hit Fredericksen, said Chief Deputy Kevin Potter of the Box Elder County Sheriff's department.

She was flown to University Hospital in Salt Lake City and was released Saturday, said hospital spokeswoman Chantelle Turner.

Cheryl Marble said her husband created the park in 1990 and has allowed people on the property ever since its creation. She said this was the first accident at the park.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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