An early morning crash sent several people to the hospital with injuries sustained following a terrifying bus crash off the side of I-77 in Jackson County, West Virginia.
Legendary singer/songwriter Gregg Allman and his crew were continuing on their tour and headed to their next stop in Charleston for a performance tonight (April 6th) when one of their tour buses veered off the road and down an embankment.
Reported by WSAZ News, the Jackson County Sheriff's office stated that the buses were traveling together when one veered sharply across the south-bound lanes, into oncoming traffic, and slammed into a guardrail before careening through a wooded area.
From the photos you can tell that a large cluster of trees was the only thing stopping the bus from dropping down into what appears to be a creek.
10 people were on the bus when it crashed and three of them were sent to the hospital. They were later released with minor injuries.
The bus that crashed was carrying sound engineers for Gregg Allman, and luckily nobody suffered significant injuries from this.
Crews that arrived first on the scene state that the bus driver began to choke and that's what caused him to wreck.
The crash closed several lanes of traffic, but they have since been re-opened and the Gregg Allman band says that tonight's show will continue as scheduled.
We are glad to hear that everyone is okay after this scary accident and that they are doing well enough to continue on their tour!
Watch Gregg Allman (as part of The Allman Brothers' Band) singing "Midnight Rider" in the video below!
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