Backstreet Boys Fan Recounts Horrific Structure Collapse: ‘I Thought I Was Gonna Die’
Backstreet Boys fan Rhonda Dunn has recounted the terrifying experience of being trapped under a metal structure that collapsed at the group's Sunday (August 18) concert at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma, and while she's bruised and battered, she said she's no less inclined to see her favorite band when they return to town.
Over the weekend, a storm that boasted winds of close to 80 mph caused a heavy awning to collapse on more than a dozen fans before the show, sending 14 to the hospital, and Dunn told TMZ she feels lucky to have gotten out alive.
"All I saw was the large scaffolding coming down," she said."And all I remember after that is it collapsed on top of my head and I was trapped underneath it. There was several people screaming for help including myself."
Dunn then got teary as she remembered the goodwill of some girls ahead of her in line, who she said saved her.
"They just came and started lifting it up and pulled everybody out," she said. "I thought I was gonna die right there, and I was just praying to God that they get us all out."
Dunn credited emergency professionals with acting quickly to get her and others to the hospital. She said she has a compression fracture on her spine and big bumps on her back, but is just happy to be alive. And if you think she's deterred from seeing the group again, you'd be mistaken.
"If I have anything to say about it we'll be back in the front of the line," she said. "Whether I'm in a back brace or what, we're going back."
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