At least 10 people were hurt at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday when crowds rushed the field after USC’s win over Stanford. One person had a broken ankle, but all of the injuries were non-life-threatening. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.
At least 10 people were hurt at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum football field Saturday when fans rushed the field after USC won a game against Stanford, officials said.
The fire department received calls about 8:33 p.m., said Katherine Main of the LA City Fire Department. Earlier reports suggested the calls were about someone going into cardiac arrest, but Main could not confirm whether that was true.
Five people were hurt after the game when fans rushed the field after the win, Main said. One person had a broken ankle, and another was hurt in a fall.
Five people were hurt during the game, but it was not clear how they were hurt.
The crowds stormed the field as the USC Trojans scored with 19 seconds on the clock.
Fans who went into the crowd described watching a person on the ground and officials setting up a perimeter around an injured person.
"They normally control it so people don’t get onto the field, but this time I think there was just so much excitement they let the people go," USC fan Joe Sullivan said.
Video of the field showed crowds of fans running onto the field after the win.
USC took Stanford 20-17.
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