THIS IS NOT OKAY!! A woman was trampled by gate crashers at Ultra and is now hospitalized. [News Source]
“After a private security guard was viciously trampled by party-crashers at the Ultra Music Festival, city leaders on Saturday swiftly called for an end to the immensely popular Downtown Miami event.
The 28-year-old Contemporary Services Corporation guard, Erica Mack, was hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital after suffering severe brain hemorrhaging. She was in critical, but stable condition on Saturday night.
Just hours before the Friday night stampede, Miami police had inspected the perimeter of the event at Bayfront Park and called for additional fencing at the spot where the guard was later injured. But no additional fencing was added.
The three-day electronic music event, which is expected to top 160,000 revelers, continues Sunday. Now in its 16th-year and amid a boom in the popularity of electronic music, Ultra has been criticized in the past for rowdiness, illegal drug use and an increase in traffic to downtown.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said Ultra organizers “acted irresponsibly” by failing to properly secure the venue.
“I think we should not have Ultra next year here,” Regalado told the Miami Herald on Saturday. “This incident should never have happened.”
“I feel horrible for her,” Sarnoff said of the injured guard. “We knew better and we should have done better for her.”
The mob storming the fence did not have tickets, which cost about $400 for general admission. The guard had been posted to the fence and may have been trying to hold the unruly crowd back when she was overrun, said Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll.
Mack also suffered a broken leg and was seen with blood coming out of her ears as paramedics treated her at the scene.”
It’s sickening that there’s people out there who are so selfish and have no regard for other people’s safety.
Sadly this is true i just hope that every thing for this women will be ok and i just hope that ultra will not be affected in a negative way but instead but i don’t know SAFER!! I mean last thing we need is for this to happen and for them to kick out ultra from Miami!!!