HOUSTON – A woman is suffering from injuries to her face after an accident with fireworks in a Kroger parking lot on Highway 6, Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies said.
Authorities said several families came out to celebrate the Fourth of July while popping firecrackers in the parking lot located at 11565 S. Hwy 6 around 11:30 p.m.
“Nobody was drinking or none of that stuff man. Kids, families out here just having a good time,” said witness Mac Johnson.
According to Johnson, the woman was going to light a firework but was blinded by another firework.
“And so she was staggering and when she was staggering, that’s when the other went off that they were lighting up behind her and it hit her right side, but yeah, she walked right into it, man, like a lightning storm-- boom, boom, boom,” said Johnson.
Deputies and EMS teams rushed to the scene and said the woman suffered significant trauma to her face.
“If I had got burned on my right side, I would have been hollering. They told her to sit down and were putting ice on her, she handled it real well,” said Johnson.
The injuries were so severe, the woman had to be flown by Life Flight to a hospital downtown, deputies said.
The victim’s current condition is unknown.