Kitaristi Mike Orlandon sekä laulaja Russell Allenin (Symphony X) luotsaama Adrenaline Mob joutui äskettäin vakavaan liikenneonnettomuuteen, jonka seurauksena bändin basisti David Zablidowsky menehtyi ja kuusi muuta loukkaantui. Allen on nyt julkaissut Facebookin kautta tapahtumaan liittyen lyhyen lausunnon ja voit lukea sen tästä:
”Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and band mate David Z Rock and left 3 of our crew in critical condition. I’m overwhelmed with sorrow. I am so grateful for the out pouring of love we have received from around the world. Please continue to pray for David’s family during this difficult time. And those in critical condition.
”I want to personally thank Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his bravery in assisting me pull our Driver Jason from the wreckage and for attending to his wounds. And for helping me to secure and attend to Jane once I was able to get her free from the fire. Without his selfless act of courage I would not have been able to get them clear of the RV before it was engulfed in flames. On behalf of my band and crew I thank you.”
Raportin onnettomuudesta voit lukea tästä:
[Robert Edwin Haines] declined comment to a reporter. The driver was traveling from Atlanta to Orlando and was hauling cooking oil, troopers said. The side of the truck said Twiss Transport, Inc., Largo.
The FHP was still investigating late Friday night. Troopers believe the RV was traveling southbound on I-75 near Mile Marker 372. The GMC was traveling with the RV and both vehicles stopped on the shoulder. The semi collided with the vehicles that were stopped on the shoulder and the RV caught fire where the passenger died. The RV and the GMC were traveling together. The RV had a flat tire, so both vehicles pulled off the highway. The trailer that was being towed by the van was hauling musical equipment.
Marion County Fire Rescue officials said they arrived at 12:38 p.m. The fire was under control at 12:54 p.m. Firefighters from multiple fire stations throughout the county went to the location. Fire officials said a group of registered nurses from Shands stopped at the scene and provide aid to the victims.
Dressler, one of the people who had been riding in the RV, said he is the sound man for Adrenaline Mob, which was en route from Biloxi, Mississippi, to St. Petersburg, where it was scheduled to perform Friday night at the State Theater. Dressler said he heard a “boom” when the truck hit the RV. He was in a bunk at the time.
The deceased was pronounced dead at 12:42 p.m. Among the injured were band members. A spokesperson for the band declined comment when reached by the Star-Banner on Friday.