It is being reported Shenandoah’s publicist Absolute Publicity that the tour bus filled with band members was involved in a scary and fiery accident over the weekend.
Not everyone was awake when the accident occurred but they sure got jarred out of their slumber during the middle of it. The accident occurred on Friday night/Saturday morning around 3:00 a.m.
The bands had wrapped up a performance in Stafford, Texas and were in Beaumont on Interstate 10 when a drunk driver slammed into the back of a fuel tanker and the tank exploded. The tour bus was forced to drive through flames and because of this; they ended up side swiping another vehicle.
The drummer for Shenandoah, Mike McGuire had this to say:
"There was a big bang then we were sideswiped and engulfed in a huge fireball as big as a house. Witnesses behind us told authorities that the flames totally engulfed our bus at one point and you could not see it. Our driver swerved to miss them as they were just in front of us and on fire. We almost rolled the bus over on its side in attempt to swerve to miss it. If we hadn't done that, we would've likely rolled off the bridge. Fortunately, there was a police car parked right off the bridge where we pulled over. We were able to report the accident to the officer as soon as we stopped. We could see the vehicles burning on top of the bridge behind us and traffic was at a standstill from the other side. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and well wishes. The Lord was watching over and protecting us."
Paramedics on the scene transported a husband and wife to a local hospital. The driver who caused the accident is believed to have been drinking. Both he and his passengers were not injured. The authorities are reporting that the driver will be charged with DWI and reckless driving.
The tour bus has sustained damaged both from the collision and the flames but all band members are understandably shaken but physically unharmed.