Lawyer Searching for Answers After Security Guard Injured at Ultra Music Festival

Erica Mack's lawyer is looking for answers.

By Justin Finch
|  Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014  |  Updated 9:53 PM EDT
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The lawyer of Erica Mack, a security guard at Ultra Music Festival, is searching for answers after she was trampled by a group of people trying to knock over a fence on Friday. Justin Finch reports.

The lawyer of Erica Mack, a security guard at Ultra Music Festival, is searching for answers after she was trampled by a group of people trying to knock over a fence on Friday. Justin Finch reports.

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As security guard 28-year-old Erica Mack recovers from head trauma and a broken leg after being trampled by gatecrashers at Ultra, her lawyer and her family have launched an investigation.

"We're moving very quickly in the investigation, and the fact there are other investigations going on at the same time is helpful," said Mack's attorney, Eric Isicoff.

Miami Police are also investigating. Chief Manuel Orosa has said the department wants to know why Ultra Music Festival organizers failed to install the stronger fencing it recommended in the area where Mack was trampled.

Between 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday, a mob pushed through the fencing that was in place at Biscayne Boulevard and Southeast 1st Street.

Mack was on the other side, unprotected. Isicoff said Mack's mother who also works for the same security company, Contemporary Services Corporation, was working that night at a different site and has been by her daughter's side ever since at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Mack is able to speak, Isicoff said, but the extent of her brain injuries are not yet fully known. She is also due for surgery for her broken leg. And with her road to recovery now beginning, Isicoff said a few of the gatecrashers who trampled her that night are coming forward.

"A couple of kids were apprehended. I know that they are providing information to the police. Leads are being pursued, and the police take it very seriously, as I understand it," he said.

In the days since the incident, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and others have talked about ending Ultra's Bayfront Park run.

But that is not what Isicoff said the Mack family wants.

"There's lots of large events that bring in people who are drinking, partying and so forth. So, it would seem to me that one potential solution would be to approach this in a way where adequate security is in place, people are properly trained, fencing is in place," he said.

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