Nov 28, 2012

2012 road accidents involving metal bands


There has been a strangely high number of tour bus and car/bike accidents in the second half of 2012.
Here is a round up of what happened and to whom.
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THE ACACIA STRAIN
(Nov 27)


Massachusetts metallers The Acacia Strain have been forced to leave their co-headlining tour with VEIL OF MAYA "due to a serious van accident." According to a press release, "members of the band and crew are being treated for minor injuries."
Commented The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett: "Canceling tour dates is something we hate doing but we will make it up to all of you. We are all very grateful to be alive and will see you in the New Year."
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Mitch Lucker (SUICIDE SILENCE)
(Oct 31)


Lucker was riding his black 2013 Harley-Davidson south on Main Street in Huntington Beach about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday when he hit a light pole near the intersection of 13th Street. The motorcycle continued sliding south on Main Street and struck a northbound 2007 Nissan Titan pickup.
Lucker was seriously injured and was treated at the scene by paramedics. He died shortly after 6 a.m. on Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center. He was only 28.
Not only did this happen on Halloween, but his final tweet said "The dead are living..." with the photo you see above.
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CONVERGE
(Oct 23)


"Yesterday, after ten hours of driving, we hit black ice in the Oregon mountains. We were forced to crash into a highway divider in order to keep from sliding under 18 wheelers. Though we were all alright, we were precariously stuck facing the wrong direction on the highway for a few hours. With a little ingenuity and the help of a highway worker with some tow chains, we managed to pry our bumper off our front wheels. A few hours later, we were back on the road."
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Benny Moberg (MALFEITOR)
(Oct 14)


Benny Moberg, guitarist of Swedish death metallers Malfeitor and a founding member of Blood Mortized, was involved in a serious car accident in Stockholm.
According to reports, the police was chasing a robbery suspect in a stolen vehicle when the suspect decided to drive on the wrong side of the road, causing a collision with the taxi that was carrying Benny and his family.
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Bobby Liebling (PENTAGRAM)
(Aug 29)


Bobby Liebling of legendary doomsters Pentagram involved in a "bad bicycle accident" while he was out running errands for his wife and child. As he came around a curve, his front wheel hit a stick that was partially covered up in some loose sand. He was thrown into the road and slid several feet, with his bicycle landing on top of him. Banged up, bleeding and dizzy, he made his way home where he was immediately taken to the emergency room. He suffered an elbow injury, bruised ribs and received 12 staples in his head.
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BARONESS
(Aug 15)


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. 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 using hydraulic cutting equipment — 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."

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