Los Angeles: Girl Suffered Eye Injury From Illegal Firecracker
Posted on Jul 05, 2011
At around 11 p.m. last night, a 12-year-old girl suffered an eye injury when someone lit an illegal firecracker near her face. The incident occurred in the 600 block of West 42nd Place in South Los Angeles. Paramedics took the girl to a nearby hospital, where efforts were made to prevent her from losing sight in the injured eye, explains a California personal injury attorney.
Under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, fireworks are classified as hazardous substances. The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that illegal fireworks, such as M-80s and quarter sticks, are extremely dangerous and should never be handled by consumers. In 2010, firework-related injuries sent 8,600 people to hospital emergency rooms, with people under the age of 20 accounting for more than 50 percent of cases.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the girl who suffered an eye injury from an illegal firecracker a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this accident.
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