VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) – A 13-year-old girl was seriously injured on Saturday night after a small plastic bottle exploded as she tried to throw her away.
Vancouver police responded to the explosion at 7:40 am in the Fort Vancouver Way and East 26th Streets
But Renee Noel and Gloria Rubio, two close-to-the-ground people, are facing prosecution answered.
Gloria said she saw the girl pick up the bottle. Seconds later, she saw an explosion. Renee said it sounded like a bomb exploding. Renee got 9-1
"I crossed the road to her," Gloria said. "That was when I saw the plastic in her hands, it was dripping blood everywhere.
" She was in need. She was really, very bad. I was just trying to calm her down.
The teen – identified as Kristienna by her mother, Ashli Fortner – went with her Dog was walking as someone in a green-colored SUV, on the 26th Street, throwing a plastic bottle on the floor and then drove off, the girl went to get the bottle and throw it away, but she exploded in her hands, bev or she sent plastic splinters into her left arm and her left hand.
"She saw a clear liquid with white smoke in it" Ashli said.
Ashli said a neighbor saw it and called 9-1-1. The EMTs then called her.
An arson investigator arrived at the scene and processed the evidence. Video footage was also given to the police.
Ashli said her daughter would be fine, but it could have been a lot worse. She is currently home in Longview, taking antibiotics and recovering.
"Karma always comes around," she said.
Authorities actively investigate the incident. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Vancouver Police Department.