Baroness - In Coach Crash (Update)


Two members on board the tour bus have been injured as a result of the bus falling 30 feet (10m) from a viaduct near Bath.

The BBC news website reports that emergency services were called to Brassknocker Hill, in Monkton Combe at 11:30 BST and that the band's agents have confirmed the accident.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said the incident involved a coach which had left the road with approximately nine passengers on board. The fire service said both of the trapped victims had now been released by firefighters and are now being treated. The seven other people on board have also been receiving treatment.

Insp Nick Hunt, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: "Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident. At this stage it is too early to tell what the cause was."

Heavy rain in the area reduced visibility and it was not possible for the air ambulance to land.

The band were scheduled to play in Southampton this evening.



UPDATE - August 16th

From the Baroness facebook page:

"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."

[Also thanks to Misfit74 and BoxCar Willy!]


Source: bbc.co.uk
Band profile: Baroness
 
Posted: 17.08.2012 by Baz Anderson


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15.08.2012 - 18:08
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
I wonder what condition they're all in. The word "injured" can be very vague
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15.08.2012 - 18:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I read somehweere that two of the seven injured are seriously injured
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15.08.2012 - 18:14
BudDa
Written by Alex F on 15.08.2012 at 18:08

I wonder what condition they're all in. The word "injured" can be very vague

Well the accident looked really terrible if this image is anything to go by..
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15.08.2012 - 18:17
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Here is a picture from another angle:

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15.08.2012 - 18:18
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.08.2012 at 18:13

I read somehweere that two of the seven injured are seriously injured

Ok... seriously injured is worse. Not what i was hoping for.
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15.08.2012 - 18:21
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Terrible.
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15.08.2012 - 18:39
Valentin B
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Damn, a 10 meters drop from a viaduct on a bus must be pretty extreme.. hope they get well.
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15.08.2012 - 18:58
BitterCOld
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Wow, hope a speedy recovery to all involved.
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15.08.2012 - 19:42
BloodTears
ANA-thema
It's always scary when something like this happens. Sometimes I get paranoid and start thinking the band I want to see in a certain gig won't make it for some reason, something like this. I hope it wasn't serious and they can get back on their feet.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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15.08.2012 - 21:17
gid
Just heard on the news, the band are okay, but two of the other people on the coach (one being the driver) are more seriously injured.
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15.08.2012 - 22:02
Lit.
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Man that sucks. Hope they're all right.
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15.08.2012 - 23:17
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Read on FB that the weather was bad and the bus was coming down a steep winding hill, yikes. Best wishes to them.
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15.08.2012 - 23:36
gid
Well, I live a few miles from the place. It's a dangerous road at the best of times and should have a weight limit on it. I'm not sure if the tour bus was over the weight limit, but either way I've heard of similar accidents there.
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16.08.2012 - 00:03
Spirit Molecule
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Man, this is crazy. Hope they aren't seriously injured.
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16.08.2012 - 01:24
Fade To Black
I saw via reddit that seven of the passengers had minor injuries, and 2 had "life changing" injuries.
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16.08.2012 - 08:14
bran
Man i hope everyone comes out of this all right
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17.08.2012 - 00:57
Misfit74
Doesn't sound good:

"Update from http://baronessmusic.com/
Posted: August 16, 2012

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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17.08.2012 - 01:21
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Holy shit... best wishes to them.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
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17.08.2012 - 02:08
@gent_-_orange
Best wishes to everyone in the crash, That's all I can really say.
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17.08.2012 - 03:11
Black Conundrum
This crash really sucks. I hope that they all recover well.
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17.08.2012 - 04:32
Boxcar Willy
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Hope John and the crew get better soon, being hurt is no fun!
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17.08.2012 - 15:39
BlueMobius
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Sounds like they wont be playing for a while.
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18.08.2012 - 02:48
LeChron James
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Holy fucking shit! Broken limbs and fractured vertebrae are almost a godsend after something as gnarly looking as that crash. They're lucky they weren't impaled by tree branches or killed some other equally cartoonish way. Speedy recovery dudes...
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