Aero Med called after log falls on child in Kent Co.

Posted at 8:22 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 21:28:29-04

SPENCER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A child was airlifted to the hospital Friday after a tree fell on her in Kent County.

It happened around 3 p.m. on 21 Mile Road NE near Sorensen Avenue in Spencer Township, east of Cedar Springs.

Authorities said the 4-year-old girl was playing near a pile of logs when one fell on them.

Prior to arrival, dispatchers received reports of the girl bleeding from the mouth and turning purple. The child was breathing and talking with emergency responders before being taken by Aero Med to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The girl didn’t suffer any broken bones but was awaiting a CT scan to determine if she suffered any internal injuries, authorities say. A small laceration near the child’s mouth caused the minor bleeding.

An update on her current condition wasn’t available.