Bon Jovi Concert Worker Wins Payout After Gig Car Crash

A British woman who was injured backstage at a BON JOVI concert in 2006 has won a $49,500 (£33,000) payout after claiming the accident ruined her sex life and prevented her from working.
Sally Allen was employed as a security supervisor at Milton Keynes' National Bowl in central England during the band's show there four years ago when roadie Kevin MCDonnell struck her with a golf buggy.
The 39 year old filed a lawsuit claiming she suffered a broken leg, ligament damage and severe internal injuries, as well as the inability to make love, after the crash, which occurred as she was trying to prevent backstage access after a fire broke out in the VIP area.
Allen had originally hoped for $375,000 (£250,000) compensation but decided to settle the case because she "can't cope" with the ordeal any more.
She tells the Yorkshire Evening Post, "I have gone through hell since the accident. I have not been able to work for years and my marriage broke down and now, all I have been left with is £33,000. At first we were going for £250,000 so this is a big let down. I had no idea it would go on this long or be this hard. I thought it best that I draw a line under it and get on with my life because I can't cope with it any more.
"In the end I only ended up with about £3,000 after I paid back what I had been paid in disability benefits and paying the solicitor. It's hard because I've lost more money than that with not working for four years."
MCDonnell no longer works for the band.


Contactmusic

Tags: Bon Jovi


Editors Recommendations

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

Miley Cyrus has had it rough this week, as the star has been hospitalized for a severe allergic...

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

‘Transcendence’ is a stern Springtime test for Johnny Depp; the 50-year-old actor mooted...

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's "Fast & Furious 7" Scenes

The team behind Fast & Furious 7 has come up with a untraditional solution to finish...

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Let’s get the spoiler alert out of the way first: if you haven’t seen Season 4 Episode 2...

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere...

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Bon Jovi Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bon Jovi

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All