(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A man is taking the promoters of a Jimmy Buffett concert at Camden, New Jersey’s Tweeter Center to court, after he was hit by an intoxicated Parrothead’s car following the show.
Karl Pulliam suffered a broken pelvis, spinal damage, a broken collar bone, and some kidney problems after he was struck by the driver while riding his motorcycle near the scene of the concert. The drunk driver had spent the day partying in the parking lot outside the Jimmy Buffett concert.
Pulliam claims that the concert’s promoters, Electric Factory Concerts and Live Nation, as well as the company that owns the parking lot, are partly responsible for the accident, since they encouraged illegal drinking in the public area.
“People were pretty much getting wasted away in Margaritaville,” Pulliam’s attorney, Jeffrey Reiff told CBS4 News. “From three in the afternoon to nine at night, with marked security guards walking around and port-o-potties set up, you are asking for trouble.”
Reiff told the news station that even though the Tweeter Center prohibits drinking in the parking lot, organizers did nothing to stop it and argued that they even promoted the tailgating by opening the parking lot hours early. He also pointed out that drinking in a public parking lot is against the law in Camden County, and security guards basically ignored it.
“If it had happened at a restaurant or at my house, we would be held liable,” said Reiff.
As for the driver of the vehicle, Pulliam said she is not to blame.
“She apologized. I was not mad at her,” he said. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers