Baby airlifted to hospital with head injury after fall

A one-year-old Saugus child who suffered a head injury in a fall was airlifted to the hospital Monday morning. The injury happened when the baby fell inside a home on the 20000 block of Caitlin Lane near Timothy Drive, just north of Plum Canyon Road, east of Bouquet Canyon Road, officials said. “A helicopter took a child who had a fall to hospital,” L. Leo Bower of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station told The Signal Monday. Bower described the injuries as not life-threatening. Paramedics responded to a 911 call received at 8:40 a.m., Vanessa Lozano, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. They arrived at the house with emergency life support.
A Los Angeles County Fire Air Operations paramedic carries a small child to Copter 14. The crew met ground units at Plum Canyon Elementary School shortly after 9 a.m. on July 3, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal
“This was for a person who fell and hit their head and was not talking,” Lozano said. Paramedics took the baby to an arranged landing zone less than half a mile away. The child was transferred to paramedics with rescue helicopter #14 which touched down at a landing zone at Plum Canyon Elementary School on Alfreds Way, near Plum Canyon Road and Santa Catalina Road. The helicopter lifted off of the ground at 9:14 a.m., Lozano said. 661-287-5527 on Twitter @jamesarthurholt