Commack, NY- A Long Island man was seriously injured over the weekend after a firework exploded at a block party and hit him in the face. Suffolk County Police say a 67-year-old Commack man, was rushed to the hospital on Saturday night with serious burns and lacerations to his face and neck after the mortar style firework struck him in the head. Police say the unidentified man was in front of 5 Dillen Court in Commack at approximately 10pm when he was injured and they’re asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call Suffolk’s Second Squad at 631-852- 8252.
Photo: In this photo made Friday, June 22, 2012, an M-150 firework is lit in Freeport, Maine. This Independence Day will be the first in 63 years in which fireworks are legal in the state, thanks to a law that took effect in January. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
By Brett Levine