Nine members and crew of Southern prog rock band Baroness were injured when their tour bus fell 30ft near Bath, England. Two of the victims were trapped and had to be rescued by firefighters. These two suffered multiple fractures. The other seven sustained minor injuries and are being treated at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. There is no word yet as to who specifically was injured.
Apparently there was very heavy rain and reduced visibility at the time of the crash. Conditions were so bad that air ambulances were unable to land.
The band’s tour promoter stated, “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.”
The band has cancelled all remaining European tour dates. I hope and keep my fingers crossed for the swift recovery of everyone involved.
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