It was June 2016 when former NASCAR driver Mike Wallace found himself in an all-out brawl following a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fans will recall that Mike and his daughter ended up being hospitalized as a result of the altercation.
Since then, the case has seen its twists and turn within the court system. But more than a year after the initial incident, it looks like this case is still far from the finish line.
According to “The Charlotte Observer,” Mike has resumed his legal fight against the concert venue, PNC Pavilion, and its business partners, with the case now being tried in a federal court. According to court documents, the suit accuses “the corporate owners/operators of allowing an unruly group with a history of violence at pavilion events to drink themselves drunk during a June 2016 Rascal Flatts concert, then unleash a vicious and unprovoked attack on the Wallaces and their friends in the VIP parking lot,” according to the newspaper.
The complaint goes on to say that while Mike, his daughter and others “were sucker-punched, stomped and beaten, the pavilion’s security team stood by and watched.” Daughter Lindsey Van Wingerden “was choked and beaten as she tried to protect her father, leaving her with broken ribs and a fractured wrist,” according to the complaint.
His previous suit against the alleged attackers ended in a mistrial last fall, and Wallace dropped the charges against them in February.
Here’s to hoping that this case is settled soon, with everyone involved able to resume their life and be able to put this unfortunate incident behind them.