Little Egg Harbor: On 07/05/2020 at approximately 1255 am Police and EMS units responded to reports of a firework accident on Great Bay Blvd with a subject that was semi-conscious and bleeding from his head. Units arrived in the area of the fifth bridge and found a 23 year old township man with serious injuries to his head and hands. Witnesses at the scene stated the victim was lighting a mortar firework when it went off prematurely in his hands. The victim was airlifted to Cooper Trauma Center in Camden for treatment of his injuries and is currently listed in critical condition.
This tragic incident provides a potent reminder to our community that illegal fireworks can be dangerous and unpredictable and should only be used by licensed, trained professionals.