Toddler hurt in fall, taken to the hospital

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

There were some tense moments late Friday afternoon when emergency response crews received reports of a toddler unconscious after a fall.

The boy, identified only as two and a half years old, fell at an address on the 28300 block of Whites Canyon Road.

“This was a two-and-a-half-year-old male unconscious from a fall,” Capt. Ron Singleton of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Arrangements were initially made for a rescue helicopter to airlift the child to a pediatric hospital.

“When we learned he was awake and crying, we called off the airlift,” Singleton said.

The child was, instead, taken by ground ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt

Toddler hurt in fall, taken to the hospital

By Jim Holt

Signal Senior Staff Writer

There were some tense moments late Friday afternoon when emergency response crews received reports of a toddler unconscious after a fall.

The boy, identified only as two and a half years old, fell at an address on the 28300 block of Whites Canyon Road.

“This was a two-and-a-half-year-old male unconscious from a fall,” Capt. Ron Singleton of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Arrangements were initially made for a rescue helicopter to airlift the child to a pediatric hospital.

“When we learned he was awake and crying, we called off the airlift,” Singleton said.

The child was, instead, taken by ground ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt

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