Seven pedestrians are recovering from injuries after they were struck by a car while exiting a central New York park following a fireworks show.
The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reported that the pedestrian accident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. Sunday as traffic was leaving Emerson Park in Owasco. Deputies say a pickup truck driven by 19-year-old Adam Hurd of Auburn struck a Volvo driven by 19-year-old Tyrel Cochran of Skaneateles (skan-ee-AT-less), pushing the car into the seven unsuspecting pedestrians.
The injured individuals were taken to Auburn Memorial or University Hospital in Syracuse with back and leg injuries. Police say none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The sheriff’s office says the investigation is continuing and tickets for traffic violations may be issued.
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7 pedestrians struck by car after fireworks show, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, July 4, 2011.