A man, center bottom, bleeds from his injured leg as he gets helped from paramedics, firemen, and police in Central Park in New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. Police and emergency responders took the man on a stretcher from New York's Central Park after people near the area reported hearing some kind of explosion. Fire officials say it happened shortly before 11 a.m., inside the park at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue. Authorities say the man suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (7/3/16)
HIGHLAND PARK - Along with Fourth of July festivities planned throughout New Jersey comes the reminder to steer clear of illegal fireworks.
Inside Central Park in New York City Sunday, police say a 19-year-old man from Virginia severely damaged his foot after an apparent explosion where fireworks are suspected. The use of fireworks has not been confirmed by police, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about the incident and warned about illegal fireworks.
Police say that in New Jersey last year, there were more than 10,000 incidents involving fireworks.