News: Child hospitalized after fall on greenbelt trail near SE Metro Park

AUSTIN, TX – A child was hospitalized following a fall on a greenbelt trail near the Southeast Metro Park yesterday afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

Multiple rescue assets on scene Ross Rd/71 Southeast Metro Park (16:20) Child patient with upper extremity injury after a fall on a Greenbelt Trail. #ATCEMSMedics evaluating & treating. Primary extrication plan is to use big wheel extrication device. More information to follow— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) January 17, 2022

The incident occurred around Ross Road and State Highway 71 near the Southeast Metro Park at 4:20 p.m., after a child fell on the greenbelt and sustained injuries to their upper extremity.

Via the use of a big wheel device, the child was rescued from the trail and was then brought to Dell Children’s Hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

No further details are available at this time.

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