As if it were a suspense script, Linda Gregory, the high school football photographer, died after an accident during a game that he was covering caused him to hit his head.
The woman died four days after falling and hitting her head on concrete while photographing a varsity game between Wichita Northwest High School and Bishop Carroll High on Sept. 4, her husband, Mel Gregory, announced.
According to stories, two players engaged in a block that continued out of bounds where they collided with Linda. The photographer had her camera focused elsewhere on the field and noticed that the players were approaching her very late. After she fell backwards and hit her head on the concrete platform, players immediately stopped to help her and called medics within seconds.
Wichita Northwest coach Steve Martin expressed regret over the tragic accident, “Linda hit her head on the concrete platform of the track and was taken to a hospital for observation.l. As the night progressed, his condition worsened,” Martin said.
Gregory’s husband, with whom he had a photography business with her, shared updates on Facebook saying that she was in intensive care with a brain hemorrhage and after being placed on life support.
She wrote Wednesday that she was surrounded by her children, other family members, friends and colleagues. She announced his death two days later.
“As for Linda’s passing, it was peaceful and, as she wished, took little time,” Mel Gregory wrote on Facebook.
Following the news, according to local media, hundreds of tributes have arrived for Linda, practically from all over the world, for example, from Romania, where she was invited to take photographs of several sports teams there and was even commissioned to photograph a wedding in the Eastern European country.
With information from NBC News.
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