A friend of Prince Harry is suing a former polo team-mate for injury compensation after a devastating car crash ruined his international polo career.
Twenty one year old Jay Jones shattered his thigh in the accident back in March 2004. The driver of the car – twenty four year old Peter Woods – lost control of the vehicle shortly before hitting a tree. Mr Jones claims that Mr Woods failed to notice the bend and hence is legally liable for the injury compensation payout.
In the claim form presented to the High Court, it is reported that Jay Jones’ father – a one-time drummer with The Who and The Faces – came across the accident scene with Jay under a blanket and allegedly thought he was dead.
Jay was a promising polo player who played at Hurtwood Park Polo Club with Mr Jones and Prince Harry. Jay’s thigh was so badly shattered in the smash that a metal rod had to be inserted in his leg. The injury severely hampered the development of his polo career. He claims that any chance of having an international polo career was ruined due to the amount of time he missed training rehabilitating from the injury. If successful, the value of the claim is thought to be in the region of £300,000.