Punk band's tour bus plunges over viaduct
Thursday 16 August 2012
Nine people were taken to hospital yesterday after a tour bus carrying an American punk rock band, Baroness, plunged over a viaduct in heavy rain in Bath.
The band, from Savannah, Georgia, were touring Europe when their coach ploughed through a safety barrier and fell 30ft.
Two people, including the driver, had to be cut from the wreckage. They suffered the most serious injuries, including multiple fractures, and were taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. The others were taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
The band were travelling from Bristol to Southampton when the incident happened at the junction of Brassknocker Hill and the A36.
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