LI man seriously injured when firework hits face

July 5, 2011 4:32:05 AM PDT
A man lighting fireworks was seriously injured on Long Island.

The incident happened in Centereach Monday night.

Suffolk County police say it appears a mortar-type firework bounced off the man's face as he was lighting it.

Paramedics rushed him to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious head and facial injuries.