As electronic music fans are recovering from another year of the Ultra Music Festival, Miami’s mayor is calling for the three-day music fest to be scrapped after a security guard was trampled at the event on Friday night.
According to WSVN, Erica Mack, 28, remains in critical condition after she was trampled by a crowd that pushed down a fence at the festival.
Yesterday, as festival goers attended the final day of the event, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado pledged that Ultra won’t be in Miami in years to come, WSVN reported.
"It's time to say goodbye," he said. "We are bringing a resolution to the City Commission. If approved, the city will deny the permits for next year. We'd rather take quality of life instead of money."
Miami Police Lt. Dan Kerr told WSVN Mack was pushed down by a group of people who were did not have tickets to Ultra and were trying to get into the festival. She was trampled when the fence she was guarding fell down and the group rushed into Bayfront Park.
Regalado said the incident could have been avoided.
"This is not an accident," he said. "This is something that could have been avoided. The promoters need to have all the measures for securing the perimeter, and they didn't."
The festival is known for its wild antics, and this year 153 people were treated by paramedics during the three-day event. Additionally, 84 arrests were made at the festival.