Teenager treated in firework incident

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Saturday 1st November – 8.30am – Suzie Wheaton.

A teenager has been treated for multiple injuries following an incident involving a firework last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle to Endicott Road in Aston, Birmingham at 8.30pm last night.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews were called to a teenager who had reportedly become injured when a firework that he had been holding exploded.

“On arrival at the scene, crews found a 15 year old boy who had sustained a serious eye injury and an injury to his hand. Crews treated and dressed his injuries at the scene before conveying the teenager to the specialist eye unit at City Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”

Unfortunately despite the many warnings issued at this time of year our crews are sadly all too familiar with people who have injured themselves in firework incidents. Please stay safe when using fireworks. Think about attending an organised firework display where possible and if you are planning on holding a party at home, please ensure you do so safely and follow the Firework Code at all times.


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