Security guard sues USC after being trampled at 2013 game vs. Stanford

Friday October 3rd, 2014

A security guard sued the University of Southern California saying he was trampled by fans rushing onto the football field after USC beat Stanford last year, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum stormed the field after USC's 20-17 victory over fifth-ranked Stanford on Nov. 16, 2013.

David Bueno says that USC should have done more to keep fans from coming onto the field and says the scene was “an atmosphere of havoc.” He is accusing the university of negligence. 

Bueno faults the California Science Center, the Pac-12 Conference and the city of Los Angeles for not putting up barricades preventing fans from coming on the field.

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According to the report, Bueno says he injured his head, lungs and back, and had bruising to his entire body from fans rushing the field.

The lawsuit says USC did not sufficiently plan ahead for “the magnitude of a nationally significant game like USC v. Stanford so that fans, players, coaches, officials, and security personnel are not ‘left in the lurch’ by inadequate security.”

The school has not commented on the lawsuit.

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