Tag: injury

Hiker Rescued At Topanga State Park

June 18, 2024 ·

A hiker had to be rescued at Topanga State Park after an injury on June 15. Photo by Lucas Favre via Unsplash.

PACIFIC PALISADES—On Saturday, June 15, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported a hiker was rescued in Topanga State Park. Officials were alerted at 11:08 a.m. The LAFD ground and air team responded to a 72-year-old male hiker with head trauma after he fell on a remote section of the Backbone Trail near Rivas Canyon.

An LAFD Rescue Helicopter lowered a Flight Paramedic to medically assess and stabilize the patient, who will soon be hoisted along with the LAFD Flight Paramedic into the hovering helicopter for continuing in-flight care during direct air transport to an area hospital.

By Trevor

Hiker Injured In Griffith Park

May 30, 2024 ·

A hiker who was injured was rescued in Griffith Park by the LAFD. Photo by Galen Crout via Unsplash.

GRIFFITH PARK—The Los Angeles Fire Department rescued a hiker who was injured in Griffith Park on Wednesday, May 29. The incident was reported to the Fire Department at 11:50 a.m. at 4730 Crystal Springs Dr.

Park rangers on-scene in a remote area of Griffith Park about an injured male hiker, approximately 23 years old, with an ankle injury.

The LAFD’s helicopter crew lowered a paramedic down to the patient, while ground crews made access to the remote location with vehicles capable of navigating Griffith Park’s narrow trails.

Due to steep and difficult terrain, personnel with the LAFD decided to hoist the patient into a helicopter and transport him to a nearby hospital for further treatment. No additional details about the incident have been disclosed to the public.

By Trevor

Hiker Rescued In Topanga State Park

May 20, 2024 ·

The LAFD rescued a hiker who was injured at Topanga State Park. Photo by Spencer Davis via Unsplash.

PACIFIC PALISADES—On Saturday, May 18, the Los Angeles Fire Department noted that a hiker was rescued in the Santa Monica Mountains. The LAFD reported at 12:01 p.m. the LAFD Ground and Air Response responded to a 28-year-old female hiker with an apparent ankle fracture, on a remote section of the Temescal Ridge Trail in Topanga State Park.

An LAFD Rescue Helicopter lowered a Flight Paramedic to medically assess and stabilize the patient, who be hoisted along with the LAFD Flight Paramedic into the hovering helicopter for continuing in-flight care during direct air transport to an area hospital. No additional details about the incident were reported to the public.

By Trevor

Hiker Rescued In Runyan Canyon

May 13, 2024 ·

A hiker was rescued by the LAFD after getting injured at Runyan Canyon. Photo by Joel Jasmin Forestbid via Unsplash.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Thursday, May 9, the Los Angeles Fire Department disclosed they rescued a hiker in Runyan Canyon. The LAFD were informed at 7:20 p.m. of a hiker who suffered injuries near 2469 N. Solar Drive.

The 35 year-old hiker sustained injuries secondary to a 15-foot fall in a remote area of Runyon Canyon. Crews on the ground and in the air coordinated to locate and assist the patient, who was able to walk down the trail.

He was able to meet an LAFD paramedic ambulance for treatment and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

By Trevor

Hiker Rescued In Griffith Park Near Hogback Trail

April 29, 2024 ·

An injured hiker was rescued near Griffith Park. Photo courtesy of Lisha Riabinina via Unsplash.

GRIFFITH PARK—On Sunday, April 28, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced they rescued a hiker in Griffith Park. Officials were alerted of the hiker needing help at 10:26 a.m. near Hogback Trail.

The LAFD Ground and Air Response with L.A. Park Rangers responded to an adult female hiker with an injured ankle on a remote section of Hogback Trail west of Vista del Valle Drive in Griffith Park.

An LAFD Rescue Helicopter lowered a Flight Paramedic to medically assess and stabilize the patient, who was hoisted along with the LAFD Flight Paramedic into the hovering helicopter for continuing in-flight care. The victim was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation via direct air transport. No additional details about the incident have been disclosed to the public.

By Trevor

Hiker Rescued Near Hollywood Sign

April 22, 2024 ·

The infamous Hollywood sign. Photo courtesy of DeAndre Bush via Unsplash.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS/GRIFFITH PARK—The Los Angeles Fire Department reported on Sunday, April 21, that they rescued a hiker near the Hollywood sign.

The incident was reported at 8:36 a.m. of 1 female hiker needing assistance near the Hollywood sign. The lone hiker was isolated after suffering from a lower extremity injury in a remote area of the Hollywood Hills.

Rescuers on the ground and LAFD Air Ops coordinated a hoist operation and air transport to a local hospital for the injured hiker. The Los Angeles Fire Department did not have any additional details to report about the incident.

By Trevor

LAPD Investigating Felony Hit-And-Run That Injured Pedestrian

March 25, 2024 ·

The LAPD is searching for a driver involved in a felony hit-and-run. Photo by Runnar Madlung via Unsplash.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The Los Angeles Police Department announced on Thursday, March 21, they are currently investigating a felony hit-and-run collision that occurred in January.

Detectives with the LAPD West Traffic Division indicated on January 9, at 7:30 p.m., a black or dark gray Ford F-150 traveling westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard, crashed into a pedestrian that was within the crosswalk from the south curb of Santa Monica Boulevard, west of St. Andrews Place. The Ford F-150 continued traveling westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard to northbound Wilton Place, fleeing the scene without identifying themselves or providing aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital for medical treatment. The victim is a 44-year-old resident of Los Angeles who is currently recovering from severe injuries to their face, torso, and legs. The investigation is ongoing.

Video of the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene can be viewed at West Traffic Division’s X/Twitter account(@LAPDWestTraffic) and their Instagram account (@lapd.wtd).

Drivers are informed that if they become involved in a collision, they are to pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

Pedestrians are reminded to use caution when crossing the street and to always look both ways before proceeding as vehicles may or may not see people crossing the street, especially in hours of darkness.

Anyone with details about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detective Section at 213-473-0234. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

Hunt For Suspect Who Assaulted LASD Peace Officer

October 23, 2023 ·

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department indicated on Thursday, October 19 at approximately at approximately 4:33 p.m., deputies attempted to stop a vehicle near Hilldale Avenue and Cynthia Street in West Hollywood. The vehicle tried to evade the responding deputies.

As the suspect vehicle drove past the deputies, the vehicle hit the open passenger door of a patrol vehicle, striking the deputy with the door, causing serious injury to the deputy. The suspected vehicle drove away at a high rate of speed and out of view.

The vehicle is described as a 2022 dark grey Dodge Challenger, with Nevada license plate #802-W31. The vehicle is missing its front license plate.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information as to the suspect’s vehicle is asked to contact Major Crimes Bureau, 562-946-7893, or if you would like to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, or on-line at www.p3tips.com.

By Trevor

Pedestrian Injured During Traffic Collision

October 2, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—Lt. Erika Aklufi of the Santa Monica Police Department send an email to Canyon News indicating that a traffic collision on Friday, September 29 left a pedestrian injured.

The SMPD indicated at approximately 8:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to the scene of a traffic collision with injuries at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Marguerita Avenue in Santa Monica.

A 64-year-old male pedestrian crossing westbound across Ocean Avenue was struck by a 2018 Toyota SUV traveling northbound. The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The pedestrian sustained severe non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Anyone with details related to this incident is asked to contact Sergeant Krueger at nick.krueger@santamonica.gov or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.

By Trevor

Traffic Collision/Felony DUI Arrest By SMPD

September 18, 2023 ·

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department reported that a SMPD Traffic Services Officer was injured during a traffic collision on September 13. The Police Department reported at 2 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a traffic collision with injuries at the intersection of Yale Street and Santa Monica Boulevard on a green light.

Officers found the occupant of the scooter, a SMPD Traffic Services Officer, was ejected from the scooter and was suffering from significant injuries. The Santa Monica Fire Department transported the officer to a local hospital for treatment where she is currently listed in stable condition.

The California Highway Patrol was called to handle the crash investigation and reporting. Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division assisted with a DUI exam of the driver of the Audi for suspected drug use. The driver was ultimately arrested for Felony Driving Under the Influence. The name of the driver and age has not yet been disclosed to the public.

“Our hearts are with our injured employee as she begins the long road to healing. This is a hard reminder that we are all at risk, anytime and anywhere, when drivers choose to use drugs or drink and drive. For the safety of all of us in the Santa Monica community, if you see someone who appears to be driving under the influence, call 9-1-1 immediately,” the SMPD indicated in a statement.

By Trevor

Hiker Rescued In Brentwood

August 2, 2021 ·

BRENTWOOD—On Saturday, July 31, at approximately 8:27 a.m., firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the 2600 block of North Westridge Road in Brentwood for a mountain biker rescue.

“A 37-year-old male mountain biker sustained traumatic injuries in a remote area of Mandeville Canyon,” LAFD spokesman Nicholas Prange said in an official announcement.

LAFD Air Ops lowered a firefighter-paramedic rescuer to provide treatment and prepared the patient for a hoist operation. The LAFD air ambulance transported the patient to a local trauma center for further care.

The condition of the patient was not immediately known at the time of transport.

By Danielle