LANCASTER, Calif. – A man suffered severe injuries after witnesses say a firework exploded on his head in Lancaster Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. outside a home in the 1300 block of West Boyden Avenue.

Witnesses told Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and a news photographer that the man put the explosive on top of his motorcycle helmet and lit it.

Helmet seen after firework incident in Lancaster
A helmet is seen after someone apparently lit a firework from it on Sept. 13, 2023. (DonLuisMeza)

They said the man thought the firework would launch into the air but, instead, it exploded.

Video showed a portion of the man’s helmet was crushed by the blast. Blood was also seen on the sidewalk where the incident occurred.

The man was unconscious when authorities arrived, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Department told KTLA. His condition was not immediately available.

No other injuries were reported.