Friday, August 17, 2012

Baroness: Punk Rockers Have Broken Backs as their driver fights for his life after their tour bus fell off a viaduct near Bath

Members of a US punk rock band have broken their backs while their driver remains in a critical condition after their tour bus plunged down a viaduct near Bath.

Baroness, from Savannah, Georgia, were touring Britain and Europe when their bus crashed in heavy rain on Wednesday.

A statement posted on the band's website said John Baizley, Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni had suffered fractures in the accident, and the coach driver remains critical.

A spokesman for the band said: "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."

The three members of Baroness and the driver were still in hospital, but the band's singer Pete Adams has been discharged.

And three of the five crew members on board the German-registered vehicle have also been released from hospital. Read More