Posted by Bram Teitelman on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm
Well, the good news is that everyone involved in yesterday’s horrific Baroness bus crash is alive. However, three fourths of the band suffered broken bones, and their bus driver is still in critical condition. That’s according to a Facebook update from the band that reads as follows:
The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.
John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.
Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.
Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time.
Wow. Fractured vertebrae are no joke. Again, given that the bus fell 30 feet, it’s a miracle that the band and crew are doing as well as they are. It’s encouraging to hear that the everyone’s relatively recovered, with the exception of the bus driver. Our thoughts are obviously with everyone.