Man critically injured following explosion in Central Park
It would have had to be one very big firework, and I am not sure why it would go off at the particular time when he was stepping on it. I rate this possible but unlikely. Give it time, the truth wants out.
Tragedy for the young man, looks like he will have a permanent injury from this. If it was not his, I do hope the investigation discovers who did this.
I am old enough to remember back when New York was under different management, and it was quite safe. Choices matter.