Entries tagged with: car accident
photo via FOX 5 Atlanta
Metal bands Wormreich and Khaotika began a four-date tour together in Chicago on Friday (4/3) and were to have wrapped up in Atlanta today (4/6), but the bands were sadly involved in a tragic van crash this morning. According to 11Alive:
Corporal Scott Smith with the Georgia State Patrol said the band's van was carrying 12 people and towing a trailer when it left I-85, rolled down an embankment, and crashed into a tree. It happened in Jackson County near Tanger Outlets.The names of the three killed members have not been released, but Blabbermouth points out that Khaotika singer Lariyah Hayes is one of the survivors, and is injured but will be okay.
Three men were ejected and died at the scene. Eight others were transported to nearby hospitals. Two remain in critical condition. Smith said band members are from Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Virginia.
According to AJC.com, Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scott Smith said the driver "apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side."
Deerhunter/Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox was hospitalized yesterday (12/4) after a car accident, Stereogum reports. He posted the above instagram with the caption "was hit by a car," and then posted another of his dad a few hours later, reading, "Still waiting for X-ray results or any real diagnoses. Can't move much. Incredible pain. Thank The Lord God I am here and my dad is here with me." Damn. Get well soon Bradford!
Upcoming R&B singer/Def Jam signee Jhene Aiko was in a car accident on Monday (8/26), and has taken to twitter to say that she was released from the hospital and is on her way to recovery. She said, "thank u all for the prayers . I get to go home .... just a broken wrist , chipped tooth and stitches..." She also mentioned that her four year old daughter Nami was in the car with her, but was not injured. The above instagram was posted of her in her current condition. Get well soon, Jhene!
Jhene is also a frequent collaborator of Black Hippy, whose label Top Dawg Entertainment just signed another upcoming R&B singer, SZA. SZA sent her best wishes to Jhene, tweeting "Sending love and light the lovely @JheneAiko 's way , heal soon."
Depressing news out of Tennessee where music festival Bonnaroo is kicking off today:
The two people killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 24 East early this morning were en route to Bonnaroo, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed....Our condolences go out to the family and friends of those killed. And everyone please stay safe out there!
...Eight vehicles were involved in the crash, including two tractor trailers, according to a statement from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
According to THP Trooper Charles Cooper, an earlier crash on I-24 may have been the catalyst for the fatal crash, which occurred at about 12:15 a.m.
"We had a crash earlier that had traffic slowed or to a stand-still," Cooper said.
A tractor trailer was unable to stop in, overturned and hit multiple vehicles, including a second tractor trailer.
Two vehicles caught fire, the THP reported. One of those vehicles became fully engulfed in flames, killing two people inside. [The Tennessean]
John Baizley of Baroness at Union Transfer, Jan 2013 (more by Maclyn Bean)
The driver of a coach that plunged 30ft (9m) from a viaduct near Bath is to be charged with dangerous driving.In the months since the accident, John Baizley and the Baroness crew have recovered slowly but surely, and Baizley along with guitarist Pete Adams have ventured out to play some live gigs. Check out photos from their Philadelphia date with Neurosis at Invisible Oranges and a couple photos of John Baizley at the Decibel show.
Norman Markus was driving the band Baroness in the coach after a Bristol gig at the time of the crash in August.
...German national Mr Markus, 39, also faces charges of using a vehicle with defective brakes and breaching a 7.5 tonne weight limit.
...Mr Markus is also facing charges of insufficient daily and weekly rest periods and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.
He has also been charged with not having the correct licence entitlement to drive the coach involved in the crash.
He is due to appear before Bath Magistrates' Court on 5 April. -[BBC]
"Actor Michael McKean, who starred in the film "This is Spinal Tap" and TV's "Laverne and Shirley," was recovering Tuesday night in a Manhattan hospital after he was struck by a car on the upper West Side, police sources said.Ouch! But it sounds like he's doing ok (though he won't be able to perform his latest Broadway role as "Dick Jensen" in Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" this Wednesday - it will be the first time he's ever missed work according to the Daily News.)
McKean, 64, who played Lenny on the hit television show, was seen bleeding from the head after a car barreled into him at W. 86th St. and Broadway just before 3 p.m., witnesses and the FDNY said.
The actor, who also portrayed Spinal Tap's lead singer and guitarist David St. Hubbins in the cult classic "This is Spinal Tap," was initially taken to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.
His status was upgraded to stable condition at the hospital where doctors discovered he had a broken leg, according to his publicist Harriet Sternberg. [Daily News]
Please keep Jonathan Toubin in your thoughts today....
"..The [Portland] room's occupant, Jonathan Toubin -- a DJ from New York in town for a Thursday night show at a Southeast Portland club -- "was literally stuck under the front of the car."Please get well soon Jonathan!
The cab couldn't be backed out of the room because its back wheels were stuck on what was left of Room 115's front wall or window panel.
Palmiter, standing by the driver's side rear quarter panel, and three maintenance men lifted the cab's back tires up and off the front wall.
Within 10 to 20 seconds, they freed the tires and hotel worker Albert Abad was able to inch the cab in reverse, off Toubin.
Toubin was unclothed and semi-conscious, able to move his hands and legs slightly as paramedics rushed to treat him, police said.
Toubin had been pinned between the cab and the room's back wall, said Lt. Rich Tyler, of Station 1. Firefighters placed the man on a backboard. "As he was carried into an ambulance, he was able to talk, but completely covered in blood," Tyler said. " [Oregon Live]
UPDATE: There will be benefits for Jonathan at both Motor City and Home Sweet Home in NYC Friday night (12/9).
Gods & Queens at Public Assembly (more by Jason House)
Philadelphia band Gods & Queens ran into a frightening situation in the Czech Republic. Read their story below. Help out the band if you can by purchasing a copy of their EP via Bandcamp or contributing via paypal to jamiegetz(at)gmail.com.
"I heard about what happened to Alex almost immediately after the fact from his brother Whitey who played guitar alongside Alex in The Trolls, my band from 1998 to 2003. I felt terrible and although it won't bring him back I really hope they find the person who hit him and ran. Alex deserves a lot of recognition for his contributions to the arts. He was a drummer with a thunderous left hand but he was so much more than that in the arts scene around Los Angeles. He was a member of a very interesting indie band called the Nymphs and he'd had a very solid career as a set designer in major studio films and TV for some years. His son Lucius danced his debut this week with the American ballet theatre in New York and I wish Alex had been around for that he had a lot to do with it. The Kirsts are a unique and artistic family and I know they will all miss him, as I do. Alex was a very, very nice and good person he helped a lot of people, including me." - Iggy PopAlex Kirst was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Cathedral City, California. RIP Alex.
Weekend (phogo by Marina Forte)
According to Bill, Weekend "pretty much destroyed Glasslands. If not the actual structure then the eardrums contained within. Wow." If you're confused, that's in reference to the show they played at Brooklyn venue Glasslands Gallery last night, 11/21, with their tour mates Young Prisms. Tonight they were scheduled to appear in MA, BUT they reportedly "just got into a pretty bad wreck in NYC - band members all ok but van is totaled -
show in Boston tonight is canceled.... remains to be seen what the status is for the rest of their tour. will keep you posted." Damn that sucks. Remaining dates on the tour include Philly, CT, and 11/27 back in NYC at Cake Shop. Stay tuned for updates. UPDATE: The Boston show is back on. Weekend just hopped in Young Prism's van.
A video from the Glasslands show below...
R.I.P. Makh Daniels (more by Samantha Marble)
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- A van carrying nine members of two California-based "death metal" bands lost control crashed on Interstate 5 in Central Point when the driver fell asleep, killing one passenger and injuring two others just after 5:30 AM Monday.The Gauntlet is currently reporting that the "adult male victim" is Early Graves vocalist Makh Daniels. So sad to hear this news... our condolences go out to Daniels's family, the Early Graves guys, and The Funeral Pyre.
Oregon State Police say the van, pulling a trailer, was carrying members of a San Francisco-based death metal band to California when it crashed in the southbound lane between the Central Point and Blackwell Road exits.
OSP says a 2003 Chevrolet extended van pulling a utility trailer was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 34. The van contained nine adult males returning to California from Eugene where they played at a weekend outdoor concert.
The van's driver reportedly fell asleep and he lost control. The van and trailer traveled off the right shoulder, rolled and came to rest off the freeway in a grassy area. None of the nine occupants were using safety restraints and the adult male victim was ejected from a rear cargo area where he and two others were. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding emergency medical services personnel.
The driver and one passenger were transported by ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. -[KTVL]
Memorial Service for Makh Daniels: Monday August 9th @ 2-5pm. Location: Good Shepard Funeral Home/ 901 Oceana Blvd Pacifica, California. Please bring a food item along w/ you... and please re-post this information so others may attend to pay their respects.--
"Our car caught fire in Pennsylvania, destroying all of our gear, most of our cds and other merch, Riley and Marty's everything, Kay and Meghans clothes, and tons of electronics, gps, computers, cameras, video camera, recorder.That unfortunate message was posted Sunday by Colorado dream pop band Candy Claws who, as the message points out, are still on tour despite Saturday's car fire. Catch them in NYC tonight (7/13) at Pianos with We Are Country Mice or Wednesday at Glasslands with Pepper Rabbit who also play Thursday at Mercury Lounge with The Love Language.
That's life though. Tour 2010!"
Grab the two free MP3s above (via Pitchfork).
the bus crash
The lead singer of the rock band Weezer was involved in a bus accident Sunday that left him and another passenger in an upstate New York hospital.Weezer and Paramore are the first artists announced for the 2010 NJ emo & pop punk fest (that occasionally throws in acts like Weird Al, Gwar, MC Hammer and Andrew WK) known as The Bamboozle (May 1-2). Tickets go on sale Friday.
Rivers Cuomo, 40, complained of rib pain and was transferred, along with one other passenger, to St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, New York.
Cuomo's wife, daughter, and a fifth passenger on the bus were uninjured. The bus was traveling from Toronto, Ontario, to Boston, Massachusetts, for a show Monday night at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. [CNN]
Luckily Rivers and his family are ok (relatively speaking), but according to a statement on Weezer's site, "the rest of the December Raditude Tour has been cancelled". Their full statement and more pictures from the crash, below...
Ian from Riverboat Gamblers
Ian got hit by a car and is recovering in the hospital A letter from the band with info on how you can help pitch in on his medical expenses, below...
We are saddened to announce that The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir was in a serious auto accident today [9/24]. They are in hospitals receiving medical attention; most of them being treated for minor injuries. We will post more information as we can. Our thoughts are with them.Our thoughts are with them as well.
UPDATE (9/25): Ethan, Jay and Alison were treated and released from the hospital.
UPDATE (9/25): To offset medical and equipment expenses, a PayPal donation account has been set up in the band's name: Bloodshot Records
Dirty Projectors @ Central Park Summerstage (more by Natasha Ryan)
"After the Dirty Projectors' highly anticipated headlining appearance Wednesday night at Lee's Palace was cancelled [Tuesday] afternoon by the show's promoter, the Brooklyn art-rockers' label, Domino Records, have released the following statement explaining what happened:Dirty Projectors played Other Music in NYC on Friday. A message directly from the band about the accident, and a picture of the flipped van, below...
Dirty Projectors' van flipped outside of Detroit, MI on their way up to Toronto. Although the crash was serious, we're happy to report that all members of the band have been safely discharged from the hospital. The band will be flying home to New York in the morning to regroup and rest. Unfortunately, the band will have to cancel Toronto and Montreal.
Thank you for understanding and sending your well wishes.
Refunds for the cancelled Lee's Palace show are available at point of purchase." [Eye Weekly]
on the way home from the head automatica show in philadelphia-we flipped our van, and all our equipment was destroyed. after the van flipped and we scrambled out through broken windows, a car hit the van destroying all the gear. no one was really hurt but we are in tremendous pain today, as well as being seriously shaken up. we have to cancel boston tonite... [Radio 4]It sounds like they're lucky they only lost their gear. The show they won't make it to is Saturday night (1/10) at Great Scott in Boston. They and Head Automatica played Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Thursday.
by Black Bubblegum
Chi Cheng, Bassist for Deftones
Hello everyone,Other news sources are saying he's in a coma. Our prayers are with him.
It deeply saddens me to inform you all that our brother Chi Cheng was involved in a terrible car accident last night. He is currently in a Northern California Hospital in serious, but stable condition. I am on my way up North right now to be by his side along with the rest of our band mates and family. Chi is one of the strongest people I know, and I'm praying that his strength will get him through this. Please say a prayer for him as well.
-chino [moreno, of the Deftones]
by Black Bubblegum, photos by Leia Jospe
Let's start with the good news. They are all OK - NO injuries. Genghis Tron narrowly avoided a truly great disaster when the right rear wheel of their van went Audi 5000 and sent them skipping across three lanes of traffic into the relative sanctuary of a ditch in the median. From the band:
"Deja vu. For the second time in Genghis Tron's career we got into a pretty harrowing car accident. Yesterday afternoon while driving on I-71 in Ohio, the rear right wheel of our van decided to jump ship. We spun out across three lanes of busy traffic and landed in a ditch in the median. Somehow we managed to avoid all other cars and luckily no one was injured, but our van and trailer have certainly seen better days."Scoot on over to their myspace and donate via paypal if you can. Things don't look good, indeed, though so far they've only officially cancelled last night's show in Butler, PA, and tonight's in Philly.
"We've set up a paypal donation button on our MySpace page to help us get back on the road in time for next week's tour with Converge. You can also send donations to gtmerch AT gmail DOT com. Every little bit helps...thanks in advance and make sure your tires aren't dickwads like ours! "
Genghis Tron recently played a bunch of shows at SXSW including the Brooklyn Vegan free day party at Emo's Lounge. More photos from that show below....