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2 Waiehu Kids Critically Injured In New Years Fireworks Incident

January 5, 2010, 3:45 PM HST
* Updated January 5, 4:14 PM
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Posted By Wendy Osher

Two Waiehu children were transported via Medic Air to Kapiolani Medical Center after sustaining critical injuries in a fireworks accident.

The incident was reported just after midnight on January 1, 2010 in a Lower Waiehu subdivision where the injured 11-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl reside.

Maui Police say the two were injured when they were playing with fireworks in the bed of the family’s pick-up truck.  A police investigation revealed that a loud boom was heard, and all of the fireworks in the truck bed were ignited.

Both sustained serious burns when their clothing caught fire.

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Medics initially transported the injured children to Maui Memorial Medical Center, but both were subsequently transported in critical condition to Oahu for further treatment.

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