Erica Mack is a 28-year-old security guard for Ultra Music Festival and was trampled at around 8 p.m. on Friday by a group of people intending to illegally enter the festival. “The group did not have tickets to the event, and the area which they stormed had been noted by law enforcement that it needed to be reinforced with better fencing before the festival started, but this request was not fulfilled.” Because of this, Erica Mack suffered a broken leg and severe brain hemorrhaging after the altercation with the group.
Ivette was on the scene to take a picture of Erica which can be seen below from her tweet:
NO FUCKING MUSIC FESTVAL IS WORTH TRAMPLING AN INNOCENT WOMAN TRYING TO DO HER JOB. pic.twitter.com/HByrJBo82Z
— •Ivette• (@Ivettelozz_) March 29, 2014
CSC Vice President Devan Schulz said “We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred this weekend at Ultra Music Festival. We will continue to keep Erica Mack and her loved ones in our thoughts and prayers as we closely Monitor her condition.””
Ultra Music Festival has also issued a statement:
The event organizers of Ultra Music Festival share the sentiments of our security partner, CSC, with regard to the condition of Erica Mack, the security guard currently receiving treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The Ultra Family hopes for a swift and full recovery.
The event organizers prohibit any form of unlawful entry in to the event grounds. Preliminary investigations show that the incident was caused by individuals not in possession of event tickets and who were determined to gain unauthorized entry.
Every year the event organizers work collaboratively with police and other municipal partners along with the organizers' independent security partners to ensure the safety of all patrons, crew and working personnel.
Because a thorough investigation is underway, event organizers regret that additional comment cannot be provided at this time. The event coordinators are cooperating fully with investigative authorities.
Unfortunately Miami's Mayor Tomás Regaldo and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff expressed outrage over the incident stating that they want Ultra Music Festival out of Miami next year.
Ivette Lozano said it best… “It sucks that Ultra is $500, but you either save up money or just don't go. It's just a weekend. It's not worth someone's life.”