BY TODD BOWMAN
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland – A pediatric patient was flown to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. after sustaining injuries at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park off Insurance Way in Hagerstown Saturday evening.
“A 9-year-old male did a flip and landed wrong on (his) neck,” according to a supervisor with the Washington County Division of Emergency Services.
An ambulance from Halfway Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 4:57 p.m. incident and after assessing the patient requested Maryland State Police Aviation for transport to a specialty pediatric trauma center for evaluation, Halfway Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ed Ernst said during a phone interview.
The supervisor told Shock-Advised.com that the patient was classified as a Category Alpha, Priority 1 trauma patient under the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems trauma decision tree- a mechanism EMS providers use to determine the severity of injuries and the appropriate destination for patient’s that have sustained trauma.
Hagerstown Fire Department responded to assist with securing the landing zone.
Todd Bowman is a senior writer for Shock-Advised.com and can be followed on Twitter @todd_bowman87. For live and up-to-the-minute coverage follow @ShockAdviseNEWS on Twitter.
Photos by CJ Rinhart.
Updated 8:58 a.m.