Marlton, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
Once again this year, the WXTU Anniversary Concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey was affected by violence, mayhem, and alleged understaffing of security personnel, according to court documents. The annual country music festival resulted in the injury of at least 160 people and more than 200 arrests, according to ABC News*. According to a complaint filed on behalf of one victim, John Sweeney, he suffered a broken eye socket, a broken jaw, and other serious injuries requiring two metal plates to be surgically inserted into his face.
Despite the fact that last year’s event allegedly got so out of control that a Camden police officer was stabbed while trying to break up a fight, according to the Gloucester County Times**, the promoters of the event, Live Nation, allegedly did not prepare for this year’s event with adequate security, resulting in this staggering violence, according to court documents.
South Jersey personal injury attorney Richard P. Console, Jr., filed a complaint alleging that Live Nation Worldwide Inc. and other defendants that organized the event were “negligent in that it failed to maintain crowd order as it was obligated and contracted to under the terms of the agreement to provide security services, allowed patrons who were visibly and obviously intoxicated to remain on the grounds, failed to have a proper number of security guards, [and] allowed an unruly and dangerous condition to exist without taking necessary and proper action.”
The apparent attack on Sweeney was caught on video. The footage, which can be seen here, apparently shows the accused assailants taking turns kicking Sweeney in the face—one of the attackers was apparently wearing steel-toed boots. There does not appear to be a security presence in the chaotic footage of the alleged assault.
Following his treatment at Cooper University Hospital in Camden for his numerous and extensive injuries, he contacted the skilled Camden personal injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell.
Although the video and the identities of the perpetrators were handed over to the Camden Police Department several weeks ago, no arrests have been made.
Console & Hollawell, P.C. , a personal injury law firm with offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has been serving concert violence victims for almost 20 years, and have won tens of millions of dollars for 5,000 clients.
Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Camden County, Docket # L-3100-12
*ABC News http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8688759
**Gloucester County Times http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2011/06/camden_police_officer_stabbed.html