Update from the mother: THIS WAS MY DAUGHTER and it was NOT OUR FIREWORKS that caused her injury. A neighborhood child was shooting illegal fireworks in front of our home. She didn’t even see it coming. Her eye is fine. She has a laceration of her eyelid and will heal in a week or so. She is LUCKY. If her eye was open she would have lost her eye.
UPDATE: The victim is a 8 year old female.
Around 8 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a fireworks accident in Rockford
It happened in the area of the 2600 block of Bildahl.
Reports of a fireworks accident near this location.
A person was injured by fireworks.
The victims eye is injured.
Several emergency personnel are en route, including an inspector.
If you fly your quad-copter (AKA: Drones) I would love to see those videos! Note: Just be sure to call the RFD tower to request flight clearance if you are within 5 miles of the airport. They do grant clearance all the time to quad-copter pilots. The RFD tower number is: 815-484-5312