- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 30-year-old Lincoln woman is recovering from two surgeries after being struck by a firework while shielding her 2-year-old daughter.

Shannon Tellier was hit Friday night during a family fireworks show. Tellier said Monday that she embraced her daughter to protect her after an errant artillery shell screamed overhead, and then Tellier was hit on the right side of her face by another errant shell.

The shell broke her upper and lower right jawbones and loosened some teeth. Surgeons stitched up her cheek after inserting metal plates. She’s been released from a hospital.

Tellier’s daughter, Haileigh, suffered only a small burn.


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