Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa Sued by Victims of Collapsed Railing in NJ Concert
Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg have been sued by the victims of an accident that occurred at their concert in New Jersey earlier this month.
According to Robert J. Mongeluzzi, the lawyer of the plaintiffs, the victims filed the lawsuit against the rappers for failing to ensure the safety of concert goers.
As reported by the Associated Press, a total of 42 people were injured when the railing that separated the crowd and the stage at the BB&T Pavilion collapsed during Snoop Dogg and Khalifa's concert in Camden, New Jersey for their The High Road Summer Tour.
According to the news site, the incident happened after the two rappers told the fans to approach the stage. As the crowd pushed against the railing, it collapsed and caused concert goers to fall onto a concrete floor. Many of them were hospitalized due to broken bones and loss of consciousness.
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Seventeen of those who were injured at the event, including three staff members of the venue, filed the lawsuit at a court in Philadelphia. One of them even suffered a fractured spine because of the accident.
According to Mongeluzzi, the defendants, which include BB&T Pavilion owner Live Nation, failed to implement the proper precautions to prevent accidents during the event.
"The safety of patrons at concerts must always be paramount," he told Rolling Stone. "The failure of this railing at the concert venue was caused by a failure in planning and execution."
"A second stage was located beneath a lawn area with no seat or aisles, leading to crowd surge when Snoop Dogg screamed, 'Everybody in the motherf*cking lawn, bring your ass down here,'" he added.
The amount of money that concert goers are seeking from the defendants is not stated in the lawsuit but Mongeluzzi noted that they are seeking compensation for what happened during the concert.