A man is recovering after deputies said he severed his left hand after lighting a firework inside a vehicle in Deltona.
Officials were dispatched out to the 2600 block of Newmark Drive Sunday morning in regard to a loud explosion being heard in the area.
When deputies arrived on scene, they observed a blue pickup truck parked on the side of the road with its hazard lights on and a shattered front windshield.
Deputies found a victim lying on the ground with a severed left hand that was bleeding profusely, according to a report. A responding deputy applied a tourniquet before medics were able to transport the victim to an area hospital.
The victim’s friend on scene told deputies that a cigarette ignited the firework inside the vehicle. Officials believe the man lit the firework’s fuse, but since it didn’t have a delay system it exploded immediately.
Deputies said there was no sign of foul play or anything criminal in nature.
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