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UPDATE: Valencia: Preschooler suffers seizure, airlifted to L.A. hospital

Posted: June 17, 2013 1:58 p.m.
Updated: June 17, 2013 5:53 p.m.

Fire trucks block off a road in the Valencia Industrial Center so a helicopter can airlift a young patient after the child suffered a seizure Monday. Signal photo by Jonathan Pobre


A boy about 4 years old was airlifted to a Los Angeles hospital Monday after suffering a seizure at his preschool, according to fire officials.

The boy, a student at the Montessori of Valencia Preschool on Anza Drive in Valencia, is now improving at the hospital with his parents, said Erin Johnson, the school’s director.

“He’s doing fine,” she said at 4 p.m. Monday.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department received reports of a child in need of urgent medical attention for a seizure, said a Fire Department spokeswoman.

Paramedics were dispatched to the 24000 block of Anza Drive, she said, near the Montessori of Valencia Preschool between Avenue Scott and Avenue Mentry.

“We transported one child to the hospital,” said a spokesman for the same department.

Johnson stayed with the boy every step of the way and stayed on the helicopter for the ride to the hospital, she said.

“We called 911 and medical personnel were here immediately,” she said.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station shut down intersections between Anza and the helicopter’s landing zone in Valencia, said Lt. Tom Bryski.
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