CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was airlifted on a Flight for Life after a fireworks accident in Waukegan Saturday night.
Paramedics were called to the 400 block of North County Street shortly after 10 p.m. and arrived to find a man in his 20s with severe injuries.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Chance Of Storms Overnight; A Quiet Pattern To Come
His grandmother said he was playing with fireworks that did not go off right away but detonated when he went back to check on them.READ MORE: At Least 2 People Killed, 32 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
She said he lost an eye.
The victim was airlifted first to Vista East in Waukegan then to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 2 Wounded In West Pullman Shooting
No one else was hurt.