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Wedding guests sue groom after nightmare drone accident

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 03/01/2017 Claire Murrihy

Every bride and groom hopes that their wedding day will be a dream come true.

Unfortunately, the more complicated you make things, the more likely you are to experience some kind of nightmare. 

And that’s exactly what happened to one couple in America after a drone fell and hit two of the guests at their nuptials. 

The groom, Barry Billcliff, is now being sued by the guests in question as they believe he was the one piloting the drone when it dropped and hit them.

According to the Boston Herald, the venue of the wedding is also being sued for negligence.

Barry has since confirmed that he was not the one operating the drone at the time but refused to disclose who was. 

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Speaking about the person who was flying it, he said:

‘He’s very sorry, he says it was a freak accident. There was no malicious intent whatsoever, it was an unfortunate chain of events.’

The injured guests, Kelly Eaton and Kneena Ellis, are friends of the bride and are claiming they received serious injuries from the wayward drone. 

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Kelly reportedly suffered a fractured nose and orbital bone as well as a concussion, while Kneena says the drone left her needing 20 stitches on her face.

The women’s attorney, Kevin McCullough, released the following statement about the incident:

‘Mr. Billcliff was operating and flying the drone throughout the day at the property. Mr. Billcliff allowed and caused the drone to crash into Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Ellis. Both Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Ellis are working towards recovering from their respective injuries.’


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