Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Baroness Involved in Bus Accident

Savannah GA band Baroness, while on tour in England, apparently were involved in a bus crash earlier today in outside of Bath on Brassknocker Hill. The band was enroute to a gig in Southampton around 1130am when the bus careened off a 30ft cliff at the bottom of a steep hill in rainy conditions.

Two passengers were trapped but were freed by rescuers and all nine on the bus were taken to a local hospital. Agents for the band, which were due to appear in Southampton later, have confirmed the accident.Baroness's tour promoter said:
"It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Baroness were involved in a very serious road accident earlier today and will not be able to perform at Talking Heads tonight.Our thoughts are with the band at this time and we wish them and their crew a speedy recovery."
No Names of the injured were released, but police are still investigating the cause of the accident and there will be more details coming soon

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.

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