Sixteen Hospitalized Following Crowd Surge At Music Festival

TEMPE, AZ (CelebrityAccess) — Sixteen people were transported to a hospital and about three hundred treated on location after a crowd surge at a music festival in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday.

According to local ABC affiliate KNXV, crews responded to the scene at the Summer Ends Music Festival after what was described as a stage rush at the event left numerous people trapped in the press.

The crowd surge toward the stage began as the band Rebelution started playing, NBC affiliate KPNX reported.

"The crowd just got too crazy, so it just went out of control," a concertgoer told the station.

Officials attributed the surge to dense crowds, high temperatures and some alcohol use. A spokeswoman for Tempe said city officials are evaluating the incident and that it may impact the rules for future events.

"This weekend’s event will be analyzed extensively," Ripley said. "The adjustments that were made between Saturday and Sunday’s event, including the addition of more water, bringing in misters. It’s reasonable to assume that may become kind of a standard issue for future events."

The four day festival continued on Sunday with much smaller crowds, local media said. – Staff Writers

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