A 10-year-old Glendale resident was critically injured when he fell off his scooter and hit his head last week. The boy was not wearing his helmet and the force of the impact centered on his head.
Paramedics took him to Los Angeles County's USC Medical Center where he was induced into a coma. While he is in stable condition, it is yet unknown how serious his brain injuries are or how they will affect his future.
Scooter accidents are common, especially during the summer months when children are out of school and riding scooters and bikes on the streets. Many children do not wear helmets and suffer head injuries as a result. As children, they simply do not understand the risk. It is up to their parents to make sure they ride safely, from wearing helmets to staying out of the streets.