According to ITV.com, the Savannah, Georgia-based quartet BARONESS was involved in a serious road accident while between shows on its U.K. tour.
At around 11:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, August 15) at the junction of Brassknocker Hill and the A36 in Bath, the band’s tour bus crashed and fell 30 feet over a viaduct.
Seven people were taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath, while two others — who were trapped and had to be rescued by firefighters — have been transported to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. “Those people are now being treated by ambulance staff,” a fire service spokesman told BBC News.
A Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman said, “Our staff assessed all occupants and provided any required treatment before and while en route to hospital.”
Inspector Nick Hunt, from Avon and Somerset Police, added: “Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident. At this stage it is too early to tell what the cause was.”
A photo of the accident aftermath can be seen at this location.
The band played at The Fleece in Bristol last night. They were on their way to Southampton when the accident happened.
BARONESS released its new album, “Yellow Green”, last month via Relapse Records.
Photo credit: Avon Somerset Police
Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard