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Boy, 10, in medically induced coma after falling off scooter in Glendale

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center

A 10-year-old boy who told Glendale police he couldn’t remember falling off his electric scooter Tuesday night was put in a medically induced coma after his condition worsened while en route to the hospital for evaluation.

The boy, who was not identified, was spotted by a resident lying next to his scooter in the 1900 block of Alpha Road. When officers arrived and started talking with the boy, they noticed a bump on the right side of his head, but he reportedly couldn’t remember what caused it, according to police.

The boy didn’t appear to have collided with a vehicle, police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

As paramedics took the boy to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, his condition worsened to critical, police said. When arrived, he was reportedly put in the medically-induced coma.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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