15-Year-Old Injured After Being Struck By Falling Dead Tree in Panorama City

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Multiple people are shown at the scene of fallen tree in Panorama City on May 23, 2017.

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A 15-year-old boy was injured while skateboarding when a dead tree fell on him in Panorama City, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Authorities were called to the scene in the 8000 block of North Ranchito Avenue around 6:56 p.m. after reports of an unknown medical complaint and a tree down.

A friend of the victim called police and reported that a large tree had fallen on his friend, according to Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Authorities determined that a large branch from the falling tree hit the victim, fire officials said.

The young boy was transported to a local hospital with minor abrasions to his lower extremities.

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