A 22-year-old woman has spoken of the horrifying moment she was crushed in a stampede at Falls Festival.
Festivalgoer, known only as Maddy, was among 19 people who were hospitalised after suffering serious injuries at the Lorne music event in Victoria’s seaside town on December 30.
She recalled being dragged across the ground as she gasped for air but struggled when people started pilling on top of her.
The young woman was trampled on when the crowd moved from the DMAs set to London Grammar.
‘I was still moving until it wasn’t possible for me to move myself. I don’t know how many people were on top of me but I was at the very bottom,’ she told Triple J’s Hack.
‘I was screaming until I couldn’t anymore because the air was crushed out of my lungs… I couldn’t move any limbs.
‘I just remember going, ‘this is it, this is death. This is you dying.’ And then I blacked out.’
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