42 people were confirmed to have been injured this weekend at a Snoop Dogg and Whiz Khalifa show in Camden, New Jersey at the BB&T Pavilion. The tour is the Merry Jane Presents Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: The High Road Tour — which is still kicking. Reports from the scene said no one was killed in the ten foot fall onto concrete, but there were a few pretty serious injuries.
A spokesman from city of Camden said the venue is all up-to-date on all inspections and has no outstanding violations.
This is crazy video — it’s like a waterfall of people happened.
From New Jersey:
A railing collapse at a concert headlined by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa at BB&T Pavilion injured at least 42 people, authorities said.
The collapse occurred just before 10:30 p.m. when one of the railings on a platform in front of the stage snapped, according to Camden County police. It is unclear at this time what caused it to break.
The injured fans, many of whom had piled on top of each other, were taken to area hospitals, police said. Some fans fell 10 feet onto a concrete walkway below.
According to Camden County Police spokesman Dan Keashen, one person was in serious but stable condition after suffering from an upper-body injury.
The injured person was taken to Cooper University Hospital.
Other injuries included broken bones, according to authorities.
The artists were escorted off the stage after the collapse, and organizers halted the concert about 20 minutes after the railing collapse.
Snoop Dog or Wiz Khalifa was on the secondary stage at the venue at the time of the collapse and was gesturing people to move toward the stage on the lawn and when fans rushed toward the railing, it snapped and collapsed, according to Keashen.
Crazy. Check this out:
🔌 This just happened at Snoop & Wiz’s concert… pic.twitter.com/2y2aeAVyjf
– Plug Society (@ThePlugSociety) August 6, 2016
– Åastâ™¢Kâ‚©een (@ESPO_YMCMB) August 6, 2016
Accident Aftermath with first-responders:
– Katie Colbridge (@katiecolbridge) August 6, 2016
So this just happened at the snoop and wiz concert nj pic.twitter.com/YP2uFQJiy8
– christina kinne (@cak2014) August 6, 2016
Rhonda Wexler, a Cooper University Hospital spokeswoman, said Saturday that the hospital received 20 patients with minor injuries, who were all treated and released. She said one patient had to go to the trauma unit, but that was only because all beds in the adjacent emergency department were taken, and not because of the person’s injuries.
No one was seriously injured, she said. She did not have any information on the types of minor injuries people suffered.
Carol Lynn Daly, spokeswoman for Lourdes Medical Center, said seven people were brought there in stable condition and were all treated and released.
Peggy Leone, a Virtua Camden spokeswoman, said four people were treated there and released. A spokeswoman at Kennedy, Nicole Pensiero, confirmed that three people were treated and released there for minor injuries.
Keashen said his understanding was that Snoop Dogg or Wiz Khalifa, who were on a secondary stage at the venue, was gesturing to people on the lawn to come toward the stage. That’s when people rushed toward the railing and the railing collapsed.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is investigating with assistance from the Camden County Police Department, Keashen said.