Southern California man’s hand amputated after firework injury

July 3, 2020 / Comments (0)

Civic News

An Ontario man was recovering Friday in a hospital after his left hand was blown off in a firework-related accident, police said.

The man, in his 30s, was lighting illegal aerial fireworks in the area of Sixth Street and Virginia Avenue about 7:40 p.m. Thursday, July 2.

“He lit the firework; it didn’t detonate, and so he approached it again, and that’s when it went off,”  Ontario police Officer Eliseo Guerrero said.

Police seized the remaining illegal fireworks from the man’s residence, then cited him for illlegal use of fireworks, police said.

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