Woman suffers serious injuries after being hit by golf disc

CREATED Jul 12, 2011

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KTNV) Nicole Willian is still recovering from an extremely painful blow that left her eye swollen shut for days.

"Out of nowhere I got hit by a frisbee golf disk. It knocked me to the ground. I went to urgent care but they said I had to go to the emergency room," said Willian.

Willian was at Sunset Park Wednesday October 14th watching her son play football without knowing that she was actually standing in the middle of the disc golf field, making her an unintended target for the flying frisbees made out of poly etholine plastic.    

"There was nothing. No warning that they play that there," she added.

She didn't see any signs cautioning people to look out for flying discs. So she called Action News and when we went out to the park, a couple of disc golf players had a hunch something had happened on the field.

"They placed signs all around the field that say 'beware of flying discs,' so we assumed someone had been hit in the head," said Daren Williams.

Parks and Rec. did place temporary signs all over the field and said they would be putting them up on the light posts permanently.  

A spokesperson for Clark County has confirmed in a written statement that the signs were donated by a disc golf group after an event was held at the park and officials opted to keep them up for added safety.   They also pointed out that this decision had nothing to do with Willian's accident saying there is signage informing people about the disc golf field.         

"Out of nowhere I got hit by a frisbee golf disk. It knocked me to the ground. I went to urgent care but they said I had to go to the emergency room," said Willian.

Willian was at Sunset Park Wednesday October 14th watching her son play football without knowing that she was actually standing in the middle of the disc golf field, making her an unintended target for the flying frisbees made out of poly etholine plastic.    

"There was nothing. No warning that they play that there," she added.

She didn't see any signs cautioning people to look out for flying discs. So she called Action News and when we went out to the park, a couple of disc golf players had a hunch something had happened on the field.

"They placed signs all around the field that say 'beware of flying discs,' so we assumed someone had been hit in the head," said Daren Williams.

Parks and Rec. did place temporary signs all over the field and said they would be putting them up on the light posts permanently.  

A spokesperson for Clark County has confirmed in a written statement that the signs were donated by a disc golf group after an event was held at the park and officials opted to keep them up for added safety.   They also pointed out that this decision had nothing to do with Willian's accident saying there is signage informing people about the disc golf field.