Girl, 14, seriously injured in Indiana fireworks accident

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was seriously injured when a firework landed on her and exploded in central Indiana.

The Johnson County sheriff’s office says the child was injured late Saturday at a party in the Franklin area where fireworks were being used. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of trauma to a thigh, including burns and wounds from shrapnel.

The sheriff’s office says proper precautions were being used by adults who were lighting fireworks and the injury appears to be an accident.

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