Eye, finger, ear injuries from fireworks accident

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

St. Joseph Fourth of July weekend proved dangerous for three men injured by fireworks in St. Joseph.

Fireworks debris was strewn across the yard where the blast happened late Saturday night. Officers found the victims lying in the driveway in the 600-block of Manitou Drive. A 20-year-old man lost his left eye, while a 31-year-old man lost two fingers on his right hand. Both are from Benton Harbor, though neither have been identified. Our reporting partners at The Herald-Palladium. say a 20-year old covert man also ruptured his eardrum.

Police say one of the men lit a rocket with a short fuse the wrong way.

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