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Willie Nelson’s Band Bus Crashes, Three Band Members Injured
« on: November 24, 2013, 07:19:22 PM »

Willie Nelson’s Band Bus Crashes, Three Band Members Injured

Three members of Willie Nelson’s touring ensemble were injured following a bus crash early Saturday morning (Nov. 23) near Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Nelson was traveling in his own bus and not on board at the time of the accident.

Among Nelson’s band members, Paul English hurt his ankle and Billy English sustained a bruised hip. The brothers both play drums in the band. Meanwhile, crew member Tom Hawkins’ rib was cracked. The remaining passengers are sore, but everyone is expected to fully recover, according to Nelson’s website.

The bus was trying to navigate through heavy rains and winds, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The representative stated that the bus crashed into a bridge pillar after being swept off the road. The crash took place on Interstate 30, about 80 miles east of Dallas.
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Nelson has postponed the remaining four tour dates in November, which were scheduled in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. The tour is expected to resume as scheduled in December.

According to Nelson’s website, the band’s next tour dates will be Dec. 10-11 in Las Vegas.

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Re: Willie Nelson’s Band Bus Crashes, Three Band Members Injured
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 07:30:55 PM »
I doubt any of them felt a thing.  All that grass was actually good for something.
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