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Woman severely injured by fireworks on Highway 6

HOUSTON – A woman has been hospitalized after she was badly injured by fireworks in a Kroger parking lot on Highway 6.

Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies said several families were celebrating the Fourth of July in the parking lot located at 11565 S. Highway 6 around 11:30 p.m.

Witnesses said a woman about 29 years old tripped while lighting a firework, which then exploded, hitting her face. 

“She was trying to light fireworks, then she was tripped while she was trying to light it up. Half of her face was injured,” a witness told.

The victim was flown to a downtown hospital by Life Flight with significant trauma to her face.

Her current condition is unknown.

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