Dash camera video captured someone throw a lit firework into a car stopped at a Midtown intersection on the night of July 4.
Kathy Kirby told News 2 that a car pulled up next to her son’s convertible, as he was stopped at a traffic light along Church Street at 17th Avenue North Sunday night. Someone in that car then tossed a “large, lit firework” into the convertible, which had the top down, striking her son in the back of the head, Kirby explained.
“He quickly reached back and picked it up to try and toss it away,” Kirby said. “It burned him and he dropped it.” She added, “It blew up then, first a small explosion and then a large very loud one.”
A friend driving behind him captured the incident on dash camera video. The driver, Colin Kirby told News 2 that the firework bounced after it hit him in the head and exploded on the convertible’s top, which was closed.