Fireworks Cause Injury at San Marcos Show

The fireworks show at San Marcos’ Bradley Park turned out to be a bit of a dud, and a painful dud at that, when an errant firework shot into a crowd of spectators and injured four people. Thankfully, the injuries don’t sound serious, but one individual was taken to Palomar Hospital for treatment and apparently released.

It’s unclear what caused the firework to shoot sideways instead of up, and the company Pyro Spectators of Rialto did not return calls from the North County Times.

The misfire occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. just as the crowd of about 4,000 was waiting for the grand finale. Those injured were all sitting near the caretaker’s residence inside the park. According to city spokesperson Jenny Peterson, this is the first time in 25 years there was a mishap.

News of the incident was first publicized via Twitter by witnesses on the ground, including one person who promptly posted a video of incident. The video does show the actual misfire, but is audio of the aftermath, including the victim in what is obviously severe pain.

Source: North County Times

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