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9-Year-Old Boy In Coma After Getting Trampled Is Suing Travis Scott, Live Nation + Astroworld Fest Security Admits To Being Unprepared

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One of the youngest victims in the Astroworld Fest tragedy is in a coma.  Now, the 9-year-old is suing Travis Scott and others via his lawyer Ben Crump .  His unfortunate injuries his family is now speaking out about, as well as a member of security admitting they were massively unprepared and inexperienced, inside.

The lawsuits have been coming since the day after Astroworld Fest ended in tragedy.  Now, one of the youngest victims is fighting for his life after horrific damage and trauma to his liver, kidneys, brain, heart and lungs.

Little Ezra Blount attended Astroworld Fest with his dad, Trenton Blount, who is a huge Travis Scott fan.  And it was supposed to be a father-son bonding experience as the flyer for the Festival ensured the event was for people "of all ages".  Young fans like Travis' 3-year-old daughter, Stormi, was in a sectioned off VIP tent in the audience as well.

Trenton said that Ezra was on his shoulders, and then was knocked off once the crowd surges started. That's when things went from bad to worse, and Ezra was trampled. DailyMail reports:

Treston said he passed out while holding up Ezra so he wouldn't be crushed. When he came to at the venue's medical tent, his son had been admitted by himself to an area hospital as a John Doe. 

'Due to his severe injuries which are swelling in the back of brain damage and trauma to nearly all organs we are certain that he was trampled and is still in induced coma,' Treston wrote on a GoFundMe initiative for his son, which has raised nearly $7,000 in just three hours.

Ezra's grandfather is speaking out as well, and he wants answers.

'I've seen apologies online that didn't look so sincere from people who participated in the event. If you feel so bad, why don't you go to the hospital to check on your fans? Why would you keep letting concerts be this way and let people get injured?' Ezra's grandfather, Bernon Blount, told ABC13

'Nobody should get injured to make a dollar - nobody should have to lose their child, their grandchild to make a dollar. safety should have been provided for their fans.'

The boy's grandfather said that the boy was injured so severely at the event that he went into cardiac arrest. 

 'If the mayor said there was 500 policemen there, I didn't see 500 policemen,' he said. 'When the event said there were 700 security, I didn't see 700 security - I saw children running through their gates trampling each other, that's what I saw.'

Now, Ben Crump is acting as Ezra's lawyer and suing Travis Scott, Live Nation and multiple other entities:

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Crump says Ezra was "kicked, stepped on, and trampled" as people around him were lifting up "unconscious bodies of friends and strangers and surfed them over the top of the crowd, hoping to send them to safety."

The suit vividly describes many of the images we've seen in videos from the ill-fated concert, adding that many people were shouting for "help with CPR and pleading" with Travis and concert organizers to stop the concert.

According to the suit, Ezra remains in a medically induced coma and on life support after suffering severe damage to his liver, kidney and brain ... and the injuries will impair his quality of life and "ability to grow and thrive."

Crump tells TMZ ... the main culprits in the Astroworld fiasco are Live Nation and the concert promoters and organizers. The suit accuses them of gross negligence which directly caused Ezra's injuries and "indescribable emotional pain and mental anguish. Ezra and his father are seeking general damages, as well as exemplary damages.

Ezra's father has shared a GoFundMe page to raise funds for medical bills:

 

Ezra's aunt gave an update on his health and also is asking for prayers and support:

 

 

So incredibly sad, and we sincerely hope Ezra pulls through soon.

As Ezra grandfather questioned if the number of security alleged to be there was actually correct, a member of the security team for the day is speaking out. And it's not favorable for those who are in charge of making sure security is in compliance.

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Darius Williams says the job, which was posted in classifieds as offering $10-$13/hr, was nowhere near what it should have been.  He was hired by Contemporary Services Corporation, who was contracted by Live Nation, to do security for the event, and experience wasn't actually required despite them saying "Level 2" experience was necessary.

He spoke out about why he decided to bail on the job the day of, after vomitting in his hands upon arrival and seeing the complete chaos ensuing.

In any case, Williams tells us he was hired just a few days prior to the start of the festival -- and he claims his role was vague and not properly explained. As a matter of fact, the guy says he actually completed his training just a day before Astroworld Fest began -- and he tells us he felt inadequately briefed or coached for the task at hand.

 

 

As a result ... Williams tells us he bailed on the job entirely on the day he was supposed to work -- because he was that uncomfortable with the incompetence he says he witnessed.

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Here's just a taste of what Williams says he and other guards were put through (or not rather) in order to pass CSC's smell test for the gig. For starters, Williams tells us he and the others had to take a licensing exam for a level 2 security officer -- but alleges the training for the test was brief, and all the answers they needed were being provided ... via open book and even from the instructor themselves, who were blurting out the answers.

Tired and hungry ... Williams showed up Friday for his first shift, and says he immediately realized they were understaffed and not equipped to handle the massive crowds. He says he expressed concerns to supervisors, and after they tried moving him from front gate duty to another role ... the dude just threw up his hands and left as he felt it was unsafe.

Completely unfortunate.

 

Photos: Getty/Instagram

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