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Tragedy Unfolds at Astroworld Music Festival in Houston During Travis Scott Concert

A crowd surge at the Astroworld Music Festival during Travis Scott’s headline performance in Houston on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, resulted in at least 8 fatalities and hundreds of injuries, according to multiple news reports.

The fatal crowd surge took place shortly after 9 p.m., leaving hundreds of audience members who were near the stage with nowhere to escape.

The tragic scene included screams, blood, and people falling to the ground after losing consciousness because they couldn’t breathe.

Dozens of victims were transported to area hospitals to treat crush injuries, and some suffered cardiac arrest.

A field hospital that was set up near the festival also treated hundreds of the victims.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time a fatal crowd surge accident has occurred at a sold-out concert or event. In this case, more than 50,000 people were at the festival, all standing within close proximity of one another. When a group within the crowd pushes forward from the back, other audience members get pressed at the front. With nowhere to go except into each other, the stage, or a barricade, severe and fatal injuries can occur.

The cause of the incident is still being investigated, but someone will need to answer for what happened. The attorneys and staff at Smith & Hassler send our thoughts and prayers to the victims of this tragedy, and we are ready to help anyone who was affected.

If you were injured or a loved one died at the Travis Scott concert during the Astroworld Music Festival, we are here to listen to what happened, answer your questions, and give you a clear understanding of your legal rights and options during a free, confidential consultation.