9-year-old Astroworld crush survivor in medically induced coma
Excessive-profile civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump stated Monday evening that he has been retained by the dad and mom of a kid injured at Friday’s Astroworld music competition tragedy in Houston.
The 9-year-old boy was hospitalized in a medically induced coma after he was damage when the gang surged towards the stage, ensuing within the deaths of eight individuals. A whole bunch of different concertgoers had been injured.
The boy suffered mind trauma after he was trampled, Crump stated in a press release.
The 2-day competition, curated by rapper Travis Scott and arranged by live performance promoter Reside Nation, was reduce brief Friday after the accident. Hip-hop star Drake, who had joined Scott onstage Friday, issued his first public assertion for the reason that tragedy.
“My coronary heart is damaged for the households and mates of those that misplaced their lives and for anybody who’s struggling,” he stated on Instagram late Monday. “I’ll proceed to hope for all of them, and can be of service in any manner I can.”
In the meantime, Crump stated he would work alongside Alex and Bob Hilliard of the Corpus Christi legislation agency Hilliard Martinez Gonzalez in representing the kid.
“The struggling that this household goes by way of is immeasurable,” Crump’s assertion stated. “This little boy had his complete life forward of him — a life that’s at present hanging within the steadiness due to the reckless mismanagement that ensued on the Astroworld Pageant.”
If a lawsuit materializes, it will be one in all practically 20 introduced or filed over deaths and accidents on the NRG Park occasion.
In a press release Monday morning, Reside Nation stated it would “proceed to help and help native authorities of their ongoing investigation in order that each the followers who attended and their households can get the solutions they need and deserve, and we’ll deal with all authorized issues on the applicable time.”
Sources near Scott have stated he plans to pay for the funeral bills of the useless and can give refunds to ticket holders.
“I might by no means think about something like this simply occurring,” Scott stated in an Instagram story Saturday. “My followers actually imply the world to me, and I at all times simply actually wish to go away them with a optimistic expertise. Any time I could make out … something that is happening, I would cease the present and … assist them get the assistance they want.”
Hayley Walker contributed.