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BPD: 16-year-old boy loses hand after lighting firework

Incident took place on North Stine Road.
North Stine Rd, Bakersfield (FILE)
Posted at 6:42 AM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 14:46:45-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A teenager has lost his hand after he was playing with fireworks early Monday morning in southwest Bakersfield.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, three teenagers were lighting off fireworks at 1:43 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Stine Road. Police say a 16-year-old boy was attempting to throw the firework in the air, but it detonated prior to leaving his hand.

The 16-year-old lost his hand, police said.

A 17-year-old boy had injuries to his thumb, and according to BPD, he may lose that finger.

The third individual, a 15-year-old boy sustained minor injuries to his chest.