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News: Trampled Astroworld concertgoer mounts million dollar lawsuit

Posted on Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 8:09 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – Manuel Souza is one of many victims filing suit against Astroworld Festival organizers and Travis Scott after suffering injuries at the deadly event earlier this month.

Souza’s attorney, Jesus Garcia Jr. with, Kherkher Garcia, LLP said his client has a long road to recovery after the traumatic event.

“He’s got bodily injury, and he’s suffering mentally from the chaos that ensured and that he had to witness,” Garcia said in an appearance on News Nation Now.

Souza was one of the hundreds of victims who were crushed and trampled when the crowd surged forward during Scott’s performance. He suffered injuries to ribs and had difficulty breathing until he was able to escape.

Garcia believes a lack of proper planning on the part of festival organizers was a factor in the tragic event that took at least 10 lives and left hundreds with injuries.

“We’ve had concerts around the country for many years that don’t end in death. And proper planning could have easily prevented it,” Garcia said.

Garcia also says Scott’s actions at previous concerts and leading up to the festival created a culture of violence that led to the mass casualty event.

“This artist incites rages into his audience, incites chaos. He wants it to happen,”  Garcia said, citing Scott’s previous arrest for inciting violence at a concert in 2015.

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