Coachella has come to a close, leaving most with lifelong memories and excitement for next year. Unfortunately for one attendee, her night at Coachella went terribly wrong after a freak accident. During the Gucci Gang performance held at the Sahara Tent, one of the hanging set decorations fell into the crowd. The globe decoration itself was made of thin plastic but the metal bracket attaching it to the ceiling caused harm.
“There was a lot of blood and panic set in after that”.
Several witnesses, along with the group in the same area where woman was struck, described the incident as surreal and terrifying. The woman, named Caroline, was happily dancing with a group of friends before the incident. It was also reported from her friend Kristen Messih that this was Caroline’s first music festival she’d been to. Another person effected from the falling prop, managed to record right at the moment it fell into the crowd. In the video below, his phone is knocked out of his hands, leaving those around him in a sense of panic.
At the moment, Caroline is still in the hospital recovering from her injuries. The metal bracket caused a skull fracture, brain bleed, and a concussion. Thankfully, the falling bracket did not cause any immediate fatal injuries, as the height of the drop could have resulted in far worse circumstances. Additionally, we’re grateful for those who rushed to find medics as soon as the accident occurred.
This entire ordeal put a damper on many festival-goers’ weekend and overall, could have been prevented with more detailed inspections during the build. Coachella already faced an unfortunate death from an employee who fell from a rooftop during construction. A statement from Coachella has not been released as of now but we wish Caroline a speedy recovery.
Here’s the video that Kyle got when the balloon fell on him and that girl…..you can hear everyone screaming for help as it’s laying on the floor and gets picked up by someone else. #Coachella2019 #SarahaTent #PropAccident pic.twitter.com/9bqRMU3B5z
— Scrambled Haigs (@SHOWme_theGOODS) April 23, 2019