The poor man who sadly lost part of his leg in a freak explosion in Central Park on July 3 has been identified as a young man named Connor Golden. Get all the details right here.
This is just so sad! An 18-year-old man named Connor Golden was hanging out with his friends in New York’s Central Park on the morning of July 3 when something exploded out of nowhere, leaving him critically injured as his left leg was partially blown off. We can’t imagine how devastating this is for Connor!
Connor and his friends Thomas Hinds, 20, and Joseph Stabile, 18, were climbing rocks in the park not far from author Eli Wiesel‘s funeral when he stepped on something that exploded and blasted him off his feet. Witnesses and Connor’s friends weren’t quite sure what he could’ve stepped on, but it is believed that it could’ve been a firework, according to reports. It’s unclear how much of his leg was blown off, but Thomas told the New York Daily News that Connor’s foot was “mutilated.”
A 53-year-old witness named John Murphy helped Connor stay conscious following the explosion and told the New York Post that Connor was “an absolute trouper” through the whole thing. “I couldn’t believe it. We just stayed with him, tried to keep him calm until EMS showed up. He was in shock. I don’t think he even realized what had happened.”
As if this whole situation isn’t sad enough, Connor was enjoying himself on vacation when he lost his leg. He was visiting New York City from Fairfax, Va., clearly just trying to see the sights when he stopped by Central Park with his buddies. What a tragic thing to happen on a trip! Our hearts go out to Connor and we hope his recovery process won’t be too difficult.
HollywoodLifers, send your love to Connor as he recovers from this traumatic accident.