Skateboarder, 12, suffers serious head injury

The boy and a girl were going too fast and fell, and neither was wearing a helmet

Milo McIver State Park near Estacada, July 19, 2014 (OSP)
Milo McIver State Park near Estacada, July 19, 2014 (OSP)

ESTACADA, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A 12-year-old skateboarder suffered a serious head injury when he fell while riding on a road leading into Milo McIver State Park.

The boy fell around 2 p.m. and an OSP trooper on patrol provided the first emergency care. He was then airlifted to OHSU for treatment.

The trooper, from the Fish & Wildlife division, found out the boy and a girl were skateboarding down the hill as the boy’s aunt followed in a car. The kids were going too fast and fell, and neither was wearing a helmet, officials said.

The girl only suffered a minor injury.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.

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