No one can ever predict when or where an accident will happen. Even in the safety of our homes, our loved ones, especially children, can get hurt when you least expect it.
FM 98.1 KHTS’s Michael Brown reported on the radio station website that an infant had to be airlifted yesterday after a crush injury in Canyon Country Park.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28th, firefighters and paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene in the 17200 block of Mount Stephen Avenue in Canyon Country.
According to LACFD spokesperson Franklin Lopez, “The call came in as a patient crushed.”
Officials say that an infant was reportedly not breathing because of an accident involving an older sibling that fell on them. Paramedics provided emergency care at the scene and got the baby breathing again. As a precautionary measure, an air squad helicopter was called to airlift the baby.
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With the assistance of Sheriff’s Deputies from the Santa Clarita Station, traffic was redirected, and Los Angeles County Fire Department Helicopter 18 landed at Canyon Country Park to transport the infant to an area trauma center to be checked out an over-abundance of caution. At the time of the report, the baby was conscious and believed to be ok.