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Injured security guard sues Ultra Music Festival for $10 million

A private security guard who was trampled by gatecrashers at Ultra Music Festival earlier this year is suing the event’s organizers for $10 million.
A private security guard who was trampled by gatecrashers at Ultra Music Festival earlier this year is suing the event’s organizers for $10 million. MIAMI HERALD FILE

A private security guard who was trampled by gatecrashers at Ultra Music Festival earlier this year is suing the event’s organizers for $10 million.

Hours before the March 16 stampede, Miami police said they warned concert organizers that the fencing near Southeast First Street and Biscayne Boulevard was inadequate.

Erica Mack was patrolling that area when ticketless Ultra fans pushed their way through the chain link fence, toppling it over her. The crowd then ran over Mack’s body as they disappeared into the party crowd inside Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Mack was left lying on the floor unconscious with blood flowing from ears. She would spend close to two weeks in the hospital recovering from a fractured skull and a broken leg.

In an interview with WLRN Monday, Mack says she is still recovering from her injuries. She still doesn't have full range of motion in her left leg where doctors used metal rods and plate to fix her bone fractures.

For the full story, go to wlrn.org.

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