Family remembers son killed in firework accident, warns families to be careful
A family who lost their three-year-old son in 1991 to a fireworks accident is warning families celebrating the Fourth of July to be careful and safe with their at-home firework displays.
INDEPENDENCE DAY WON'T BE A CELEBRATION THEY SAY UNTIL IT BRINGS FREEDOM FOR ALL. >>> THE 4th OF JULY IS A TIME TO CELEBRATE WHICH USUALLY INCLUDES FIREWORKS. FOR ONE FAMILY, THOSE CELEBRATIONS TURNED DEADLY. TONIGHT, I TALKED TO A DAD WHO IS WARNING THE PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL OUT THERE TONIGHT AND TO REMEMBER MICHAEL. BACK ON 4th OF JULY OF 1991, THREE-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL SHANNON DIED AFTER A FIREWORK HIT HIM IN THE HEAD. AT THE TIME, MICHAEL WAS STANDING 40 FEET AWAY FROM THE FIREWORK DISPLAY UNDER HIS FATHER'S LEGS WHEN THE FIREWORK TIPPED OVER AND HIT HIM. TONIGHT, MICHAEL'S FATHER IS WARNING THE PUBLIC TO REMEMBER THE DANGERS OF FIREWORKS. >> NEAR MISSES PEOPLE LAUGH A. YOU DON'T THINK ANYTHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO US. >> HERE'S AFACT FOR YOU.