10/08/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Deltona, FL—A preteen suffered critical injuries shortly after he and a few friends decided to play with fire in the front yard of a Deltona home. The incident, which occurred Thursday night, October 7, 2010, left the 12-year-old boy with burns on 25 percent of his body, as reported by Click Orlando.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Jamal Hines and three other boys were fooling around with a lighter and body spray in the front of a home along Flamingo Avenue. When the flammable substance ignited, however, Hines suffered severe burns.
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were subsequently dispatched to the scene. Hines was rushed to Orange City-based Florida Hospital Fish Memorial via medical helicopter. He was eventually transferred to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
While the incident appears to be the result of well, kids being kids, the state fire marshal is expected to conduct a full investigation into the dangerous episode.
According to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), unintentional injuries accounted for approximately 27.7 million emergency department visits in 2006.
Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) deemed unintentional injuries to be the fifth leading cause of death overall. For individuals under the age of 35, inadvertent injuries are the leading cause of death.
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Url: Sandra Quinlan: West Palm Beach Injury News