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Horrific Crash Leaves Folk Band Hospitalized

Horrific Crash Leaves Folk Band Hospitalized | Country Music Videos
Photo credit: KCRA/Brent Sanger

Just over 35 miles outside of Sacramento, California the Arkansas-based band was traveling through the state in their tour bus when not one, but two vehicles drove head-on into their bus leaving all three vehicles in heaps of mangled sheet metal.

California Highway Patrol states that seven adults and one minor were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment and surgery following the three-vehicle incident.

Their initial investigation shows that two lanes of the freeway merge to become a single lane, and that's where the crash took place. They suggest that the two vehicles became tangled when the lane merged, and the entanglement forced their vehicles into the path of the tour bus. 

According to KCRA Channel 3, two people were airlifted from the scene - the other six only sustaining moderate injuries. 

Handmade Moments is a folk music duo comprised of Anna Horton and Joel Ludford and are from Fayetteville, Arkansas. They are an extremely talented pair of performers and clearly are headed toward stardom. 

Tragically, from a recent social media post from the pair, it appears that Joel may have suffered some sustainable injuries and as the band writes, has "a long road to recovery". 



According to THV11, Joel's family also shared on Facebook that he has undergone a several-hour long surgery to repair injuries to both legs and his pelvis. 

Their tour bus serves as the band's home while traveling and also features a stage on top for performances. Their next performance according to their website is scheduled ot be June 10th in Santa Barbara, California. No information has been released regarding how their recovery will affect their show schedule. 

We are keeping these two talented songbirds in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Watch KCRA's full report in the video below. 

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