A man is suing the promoters of the 2020 One Love Cali Reggae Fest at the Queen Mary events park in Long Beach, alleging he was injured when he tripped on a black-taped cable stretched across a walkway of the same color, making the cable hard to see.
Timothy Donnelly’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit against Anschutz Entertainment Group and its subsidiaries, AEG Presents LLC and Goldenvoice LLC, alleges negligence and premises liability. Donnelly seeks unspecified damages in the suit brought Friday.
An AEG representative could not be immediately reached.
Donnelly was present at the concert for business reasons on Feb. 9, 2020, when he allegedly tripped on the taped cable, which is depicted in a photo included in the lawsuit. He maintains he suffered physical and mental injuries.
According to the suit, the electrical cable and black tape on top of it were the same color as the asphalt walkway. Part of the tape had raised, creating “a dangerous trap to catch a pedestrian’s shoe or toe and cause that person to trip and fall,” the suit states.
The cable and tape could not be easily seen by someone walking on the crowded asphalt path, a danger that could have been avoided with the posting of plastic warning cones or by using tape that was of a different color than the walkway, the suit states.