A female security guard who was knocked down by a Bon Jovi roadie driving a golf buggy has received £33,000 in compensation.
The incident took place after a fire broke out at an outdoor Bon Jovi concert in Milton Keynes in 2006.
Sally Allen was busy evacuating fans when the American Bon Jovi crew member drove up to her in his golf buggy.
“I told him he couldn’t pass through but he refused to listen to me and targeted his buggy straight at me, ” Allen explained to the Daily Mail.
According to Allen he then told her: “Do you know who I am? Get out of my way, you f***ing whore”.
He apparently also yelled: “Last chance, bitch,” before knocking her over.
Mrs Allen was left with a broken leg and a crushed foot, which still is causing her trouble today, making it difficult for her to walk. She also claims that the accident has ruined her love life.
The mother-of-one originally sued for £250,000 but after a four year legal battle, she decided to settle for £33 000. But Allen admitted she was disappointed with the verdict.
“In the end I only ended up with about £3,000 pounds 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.”
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Bon Jovi said the band hadn’t been informed of the accident, and that the roadie no longer is part of their crew.
– Inger Smith