24 September 2018
Clubber Almost Lost Eye When Record Fell From Ceiling of Ibiza Super Club
A British holidaymaker was ‘within millimetres’ of losing his sight in one eye when a record fell from the ceiling of an Ibiza super club and slashed his face.
Charlie Mercer, 37, was in the world renowned Amnesia nightclub when a vinyl record, attached to the ceiling as part of the decorations, smashed into his face – grazing his eye.
Charlie was with five friends when he was left covered in blood at the famous Elrow night.
The advertising Director, from West London, is now taking legal action against the club.
He said: “I was having a great time in the club until one of the records that were hanging from the ceiling came loose and struck me on the head. I can still remember the whistling sound just before the disc hit me and the impact. It was pretty hard and then the record flashed across my face. There was blood all over my face and down my shirt. There was so much blood. I was really worried I was going to lose my sight. It was only because the record hit my eyebrow first that I didn’t lose my eye.”
Doctors said Charlie would have lost his eye if the record had sliced it more than it did.
Charlie added: “I was told later that the record actually grazed my eyeball and that I was incredibly lucky not to lose my sight. I was literally millimetres away from losing my eye and that is really terrifying. If I’d looked up at the point when it struck me I wouldn’t have had a chance of keeping my sight in that eye.”
He added: “This really should never have been allowed to happen. This is one of the most renowned clubs in the world and one of their decorations just fell from a great height and hit me on the face. It could have been so much worse. Despite this happening to me nobody from the club came to see if I was all right and I was really angry about that. You would have thought they would have been concerned, but clearly not. It ruined my entire holiday as I had to walk around with sun glasses on the whole time, owing to the huge black eye that I had and my face being such a mess. Now I have decided to take legal action and the owners of the club won’t even respond to my lawyers. It’s very disappointing.”
Jonathan Munns, a specialist travel lawyer from Slater and Gordon, which represents Charlie, said: “Our client was enjoying his night out what is supposed to be one of the best nightclubs in the world when he suffered a horrendous injury that could have changed his life forever. Fortunately he did not lose his sight, but the incident ruined his holiday and left him in fear he would not be able to see again. For the club not to check on how he was and not respond to our correspondence is disappointing and we will be looking at legal options.”
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