Hail Strike Leaves 100 Injured

(HorizonPost.com) – Fans at the Colorado Red Rocks amphitheater were left injured after ball-sized hail pellets came down during a Louis Tomlinson concert, according to The New York Post. Around 100 people reportedly needed some kind of medical attention. Seven people were transported to the hospital while the others were treated at the scene. 

West Metro Fire specified that the injuries sustained included cuts and broken bones. Those attending the concert uploaded videos of the situation, with one user writing that it was the “scariest night of my life,” adding that she and her sister found shelter under a sign. She also wrote that she was bleeding and had bumps on her head. The video shows people screaming as they are pelted with hail in the storm. 

A user posted a video while sheltering under a tree. Screaming could still be heard as the outdoor venue is covered in sheets of ice. Another posted an image of her arm covered in red spots because of the hailstones. She wrote that she could not make it to her car and was not let into Red Rocks for shelter. Instead, she wrote, the concession workers “recorded us and laughed at us while I was sobbing [and] having a panic attack.”

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater replied to the post asking for more information about the incident. The park also announced that they are “gathering more information” about the way their staff conducted themselves. But some concertgoers are not satisfied with that, claiming that the statement means no one will be held accountable. 

Tomlinson posted a statement on Twitter wishing his fans well. He thanked the first responders who “worked tirelessly” to make sure everyone got the care they needed. He added that it was devastating to see so many people affected by the storm and noted that they are working on rescheduling dates.

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