Two Men Injured When One of Them Lights Firework Inside A Car

Fireworks display from Lake Allure near Ashland, Nebraska on July 4, 2020. (Jeff Motz/KFOR News)

LINCOLN–(KFOR July 1)–Lincoln’s first significant fireworks injury happened just after Midnight Thursday morning, when a 28-year-old man driving suffered a significant injury to his arm.

Lincoln Police say this happened in the area of Capitol Avenue and “F” Street, where the victim was driving and his 29-year-old passenger had lit an artillery shell.  The firework exploded inside the car, also seriously injuring the man who lit it.

The driver was last reported to be in stable condition. The man who lit the explosive was treated and released…then ticketed for discharging a firework where prohibited.


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