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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Alex Fenger - 15.08.2012 at 18:08  
I wonder what condition they're all in. The word "injured" can be very vague
Array - 15.08.2012 at 18:12  
What I can tell from the pictures, it seems like the biggest danger was heavy objects like fridges going mad.
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.08.2012 at 18:13  
I read somehweere that two of the seven injured are seriously injured
BudDa - 15.08.2012 at 18:14  
Written by Alex Fenger 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..
Marcel Hubregtse - 15.08.2012 at 18:17  
Here is a picture from another angle:

Alex Fenger - 15.08.2012 at 18:18  
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.
Cynic Metalhead - 15.08.2012 at 18:21  
Terrible.
Valentin B - 15.08.2012 at 18:39  
Damn, a 10 meters drop from a viaduct on a bus must be pretty extreme.. hope they get well.
BitterCOld - 15.08.2012 at 18:58  
Wow, hope a speedy recovery to all involved.
BloodTears - 15.08.2012 at 19:42  
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.
gid - 15.08.2012 at 21:17  
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.
Lit. - 15.08.2012 at 22:02  
Man that sucks. Hope they're all right.
Introspekrieg - 15.08.2012 at 23:17  
Read on FB that the weather was bad and the bus was coming down a steep winding hill, yikes. Best wishes to them.
gid - 15.08.2012 at 23:36  
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.
Spirit Molecule - 16.08.2012 at 00:03  
Man, this is crazy. Hope they aren't seriously injured.
Fade To Black - 16.08.2012 at 01:24  
I saw via reddit that seven of the passengers had minor injuries, and 2 had "life changing" injuries.
bran - 16.08.2012 at 08:14  
Man i hope everyone comes out of this all right
Misfit74 - 17.08.2012 at 00:57  
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."
Mr. Doctor - 17.08.2012 at 01:21  
Holy shit... best wishes to them.
@gent_-_orange - 17.08.2012 at 02:08  
Best wishes to everyone in the crash, That's all I can really say.
Black Conundrum - 17.08.2012 at 03:11  
This crash really sucks. I hope that they all recover well.
BoxCar Willy - 17.08.2012 at 04:32  
Hope John and the crew get better soon, being hurt is no fun!
BlueMobius - 17.08.2012 at 15:39  
Sounds like they wont be playing for a while.
LeChron James - 18.08.2012 at 02:48  
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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