Baroness Bus Crash: More Details Emerge

by | Aug 16, 2012

More details have emerged regarding Baroness’ bus crash on Tuesday night outside Bath, England, which left members of the band and crew injured.

According to the London Evening Standard, the group’s bus plunged over a viaduct in heavy rain, falling 30 feet over a safety barrier.

Emergency services said two people, including the driver, were trapped in the wreckage. They suffered the most serious injuries including multiple fractures; the other seven reportedly suffered more minor injuries.

Witnesses told London Evening Standard, “When we got down there the driver was hanging out of the front of the coach but his legs were trapped so we had to free him and get him back and comfortable.”

“Then we got some ladders down there so that the people that were conscious inside could get out.”

“We just got the people to the side of the road and made them comfortable and just helped where we could because obviously there was quite a bit of commotion, screaming and that. But then the police and the ambulance got here and they took over.”

“It was very quiet but there was the hustle and bustle of people around rushing to the coach to see if people were okay. Everyone was just concerned and shocked because it is such a drop. The way it has travelled, I just can’t believe people weren’t more seriously hurt. It’s a miracle crash really.”

The band members and crew are currently recovering at local hospitals. All tour dates have been postponed.

Update 3:13pm PDT – From the band: “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.”

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