Child Sustains Severe Head Injury from Bicycle Accident
By edhat staff
A 12-year-old sustained severe head trauma after falling from a bicycle near Lompoc on Monday.
At 3:48 p.m., Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the area of Burton Mesa and Calle Quarta in Mission Hills. They discovered a child with major head trauma after falling from a bicycle.
Paramedics on the scene treated the child who was then transported by ground ambulance to Lompoc Hospital. From there a Calstar helicopter transported the patient to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
The current condition of the child is unknown at this time.
The child was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Santa Barbara County firefighters encourage helmet use for all ages when riding bicycles.