Missouri Man Recovers From Fireworks Burns

8 years 7 months 1 week ago Sunday, July 17 2011 Jul 17, 2011 Sunday, July 17, 2011 6:59:30 PM CDT July 17, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield man is recovering from extensive burns after someone threw fireworks through his open car window.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that 20-year-old Joshua Keith was hurt Thursday after swimming at a popular Christian County lake. The burns he suffered cover about one fifth of his
body, including his legs, feet and upper thigh. His mother, Renee Keith, says he has undergone skin grafts at a Springfield hospital.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that when the fireworks went off, Keith lost control of the car he was driving and went into a ditch on Missouri 125 near Linden.

His mom says he didn't know the identity of his attacker.

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