A lit firework tipped over and went straight at a 65-year-old man watching from his driveway Wednesday night, sending him to the hospital with burns to his right arm and chest, according to Lincoln police.
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The legal firework was an artillery shell that someone lit in the 600 block of West Burt Drive about 10:15 p.m., said police Capt. Todd Kocian. Rescue workers took the man to a hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening.
Of the 404 calls police responded to Wednesday — the first day it was legal to shoot off fireworks in the city — 56 were disturbances involving fireworks.