Man critically injured when tire explodes while inflating

MONMOUTH BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Jersey Shore man was critically injured when a tire exploded while he was filling it.  The man suffered a head injury in the accident, which occurred Saturday afternoon in Monmouth Beach.

Authorities say the 56-year-old man was using a compressor to inflate a tire when it exploded, causing the metal rim to also blow apart. They believe the metal struck the man in the head.  The man remained hospitalized in critical condition Sunday.  No other injuries were reported in the accident.