FIRE-CRACKERS: Firework Set Off On Busy Street Embeds Itself In Woman’s Chest

This is the horror moment when a man sets off a firework on a bridge and it embeds itself in the chest of a pedestrian, causing her serious injury.

The incident took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at dusk on Sunday, 26th June.

CCTV footage captured the moment when the man launched the firework off a bridge over a canal in the city centre and it careered uncontrollably through the air.

A man, 40, who caused a woman, 60, to suffer by starting a firecracker near the Kazan Cathedral, in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 26th June 2022, was detained by police. (@spb_police78/Newsflash)

Footage from another CCTV camera shows the moment when the female pedestrian was hit by the wayward rocket and fell to the ground injured.

In a statement obtained by Newsflash on Monday, Saint Petersburg Police said: “On 26th June, 2022, at 10.24pm, police of the Central District received a message that a firework had been set off behind Kazan Cathedral, as a result of which a woman was badly injured.

“During verification, it was established that a woman, born in 1962, received a bodily injury from an object that hit her on Kazanskaya Square.

A man, 40, who caused a woman, 60, to suffer by starting a firecracker near the Kazan Cathedral, in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 26th June 2022, was detained by police. (@spb_police78/Newsflash)

“The woman was sent to hospital. Later, the police received a telephone message stating that the victim was hospitalised in a serious condition with a diagnosis of a penetrating chest wound and placed in a shock trauma intensive care unit.

“At 11pm at house number 26 on the Griboedov Canal embankment, police officers detained a native of Vologda Oblast, born in 1981.

“The man set off a firework, which hit the woman. An investigation into the incident is being carried out, the issue of initiating a criminal case is being decided.”

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