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At Least Five People Seriously Injured by Fireworks in DC on the Fourth of July

According to District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS), on this past July 4th, at least five people in D.C. were injured seriously enough to need medical attention:

  • In the 3900 block of Ames Street NE, a 15 year-old boy suffered severe burns and may suffer a left thumb amputation, due to a cherry bomb that exploded in this hand.
  • At the intersection of Alabama Avenue and G Street SE, a person suffered a right hand injury and may also suffer a thumb amputation, due to an injury from an unknown explosive.
  • In the 600 block of Taylor Street NW, due to a fireworks accident, a 17 year-old girl suffered minor burns to her torso, and a four year-old boy suffered superficial burns to his face.
  • In the 4000 block of 8th Street SE, a ten year-old boy was burned by a roman candle.

A FEMS spokesperson reported that this actually was a relatively low-injury July 4th, due to the bad weather; typically, there are more injuries on the holiday.

If you have been injured by fireworks due to the negligence of another – whether that is the manufacturer or the user of fireworks – then you should contact the personal injury attorneys at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., for a free consultation.