INDIANAPOLIS — A woman who witnessed the aftermath of a man falling down a concrete stairway during a Motley Crue concert Tuesday night at Lucas Oil Stadium says more safety measures need to be in place to avoid another incident she described as “absolutely horrible.”
The concertgoer, who wished to remain anonymous, says she was in the second row of section 416 when suddenly, someone fell on top of her boyfriend.
She says her boyfriend was standing on the landing outside of the seats, and she had to grab him to keep him from falling as well.
“I got him back in our aisle, and that is when I saw the man who was on the ground next to where my bf [boyfriend] was standing,” the woman described.
The woman said the man was unconscious, and blood immediately started pooling out from under him. Pictures she shared showed blood on several steps underneath the man.
The woman believed the blood was coming from the back of the man’s head and said he may have hit it on a plastic barricade in the stair area.
According to the witness, the man was unconscious for “quite some time” and she did not see paramedics perform CPR. She also said it felt like there was a delay in the paramedics arriving.
“The time it took to get medics there to help was ridiculous. People around were trying to help, but there was just blood everywhere. Time is of the essence when it comes to injuries like this, especially due to blood loss.”
The man was believed to be intoxicated, and the witness said he fell from the top of the stairwell in section 416 all the way down to the landing at the bottom.
The woman said the stairways at Lucas Oil are “so steep” that she’s surprised more people don’t fall during events, even attendees who are sober.
“Safety should be first! The seating needs to have larger walk ways and more room for seats as well,” she expressed.
According to police, the man was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
The woman said staff reseated her party in a lower level, but she and her boyfriend had no desire to watch the rest of the concert.
“We sat there for about a few minutes and couldn’t stay. We were and are both traumatized.”