Tragedy waiting to happen?
I have seen many events such as this, but with a better solution. Traffic should only be allowed to go in one direction at a time with just one lane marked off with orange cones. Police could stop traffic in intervals to allow crowds to pass. At a minimum, traffic must be made to crawl in both directions, but keeping lanes to one or two with police in control would be best.
Fireworks are a beloved event for families, and July 4 brings out everyone wanting to be a part of our country's special celebration. As a community, we have a responsibility to keep them safe. What I saw that night upset me greatly. It is just a matter of time before someone is hit, especially since drivers are watching the fireworks as they drive by.