Baroness Update Fans On Their Bus Crash Injuries

Baroness, the band involved in a serious bus crash in Bath earlier this week, have updated fans on their wellbeing.

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Baroness, the band involved in a serious bus crash in Bath earlier this week, have updated fans on their wellbeing.

Posting on their official website, Baroness told fans how they have suffered broken limbs and that three of the four members are still receiving treatment in the medical facility following Wednesday's crash (Aug 15). One member of the band has been discharged.

"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," reads the statement. Continuing: "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."

The Baroness bus crash occured at the junction of Brassknocker Hill and the A36 close to Limpley Stoke Bridge as the band travelled to Southampton for a gig. Nine people were believed to be in the coach, which fell 30 feet over a viaduct.

Mechanic Richard Kelly, 24, who works at the nearby Greenfuel Co garage, told the Daily Mail: "It looks like the coach has gone through the traffic lights, skidded through a fence and fallen onto the road below.

"It's a sheer drop. The coach managed to land on its wheels - but it was a mess. The front of it was completely caved in and there was a lot of damage to the back too."

Baroness subsequently cancelled their remaining European tour dates following the accident.

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.

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    Seems like the band will be ok and just need to recover, but the driver sounds like he could do with our best wishes.
    While I wish this guy all the best and he can use it for sure this has quite an impact on their band in terms of being what they do for a living. The guitarist has a broken left arm which means he won't be able to play/practice for weeks and after that the bones better came together ok or there's a chance it'll hurt when he moves it. And "fractured vertebrae", I don't even want to think about what sort of remaining issues you carry away from that.
    Glad Pete's already ok. And hopefully Allen can still drum, even after having his vertebrae cracked
    hopefully john's arm break doesn't affect his guitar playing