What to Know
- An 8-year-old boy was hurt in a fireworks accident in Rockland County on the Fourth of July, authorities say
- The child's neighbor was shooting off fireworks and one apparently exploded immaturely, injuring the boy; he was the only one hurt
- The neighbor is expected to face charges in connection with the case
A 47-year-old man is expected to be charged in a fireworks accident that hurt his 8-year-old neighbor in Rockland County on the Fourth of July, authorities say.
Cops responding to an emergency call at a home in West Nyack around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday found the young boy with an injury to his eye. Authorities say it appears the boy's neighbor was shooting off fireworks and one exploded prematurely, injuring the child. He was the only one hurt.
It's not clear where the boy was standing in relation to the fireworks at the time, but authorities say multiple people were watching the pyrotechnic show. The boy was taken to a hospital along with his father, who was with him when he was hurt.
His injuries were not considered life-threatening, though no further details on his medical condition were immediately available.