Hi my name is Kathy and I am fundraising for my son Colin Kirby. On the night of July 4th he was traveling down Church Street in Nashville, TN after the fireworks and a car pulled up next to him at a traffic light. The passenger in the rear seat tossed a large lit firework into his car. Not a little thing that makes a big noise but a large, maybe six inches long, firework, the kind that would make a big beautiful splash across the sky. He was in a convertible and the top was down. It hit him in the back of the head, bounced off and landed on the folded back top. He quickly reached back and picked it up to try and toss it away. It burned him and he dropped it. It blew up then, first a small explosion and then a large, very loud one right next to my son’s head. In the first of the pictures below you can see the damage incurred. You can see in the second picture below that a portion of the damage incurred was right next to where my son’s head is. We are so fortunate that it did not blow up when it hit him in the head and that it did not land inside the car. He or his passenger could have been badly injured and they might have lost their hearing. As it is, his fingers were burned and they still can’t hear well. Colin only carries liability insurance on his car and the entire top of the convertible will have to be replaced. That is going to be quite expensive. The most important thing is he and his passenger are ok. I am still thanking God for that. The dash cam footage came from a friend, Robert Edwards, who was following Colin.