Groom sued for wedding drone crash

Dec 12, 2016 1:37:00 PM

groom sued for wedding drone crash

It's not the kind of surprise you want on what should be the happiest day of your life.

Two guests attending the wedding of Barry Billcliff and his bride in New Hampshire this past August say that a drone being used to capture footage of the wedding dance floor crashed into them. According to the Boston Herald, Kelly Eaton and Kneena Ellis have filed a negligence suit against both Billcliff and Searles Castle Event Management.

Ellis says she had a gash in her forehead that needed 20 stitches, and Eaton says her nose and orbital bone were broken and she suffered a concussion.

Billcliff told the Herald he uses his drone when he rides his off-road vehicles, and immortalizing his wedding with it was a no-brainer. But he also said he wasn't the one at the controls during the crash. According to the event management company, Billcliff was not given permission to fly the drone at the wedding. Not only that, but when the owner had seen the drone flying around outside earlier, he told Barry to ground it.

None of those details seem to be halting the lawsuit.

Remember to always follow the proper rules and regulations. That way, even if you are sued, your insurance policy is able to respond.

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