Disturbed Crew Members Involved In Tour Bus Accident; Band Not Among Passengers

One person sustained minor injuries after bus blew a tire, slid down embankment.

The good news is none of the members of Chicago hard-rock troop Disturbed were hurt Thursday morning when one of the buses in their caravan was involved in a minor accident along Interstate 95 in Florence County, South Carolina. The bad news is someone else was hurt and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.


According to a SCnow.com report, the bus — which was transporting members of the band's crew — ran off the side of the highway after blowing a tire. The vehicle coasted off the shoulder and slid down an embankment before coming to a stop. The extent of the damage the bus sustained in the crash was not immediately known.

A total of eight people were on the bus at the time, and one of them sustained minor injuries, the nature of which were not disclosed. None of the band's members — frontman David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer and drummer Mike Wengren — were among the bus' passengers.

The bus' driver, Fred Huffman, told the site, "By the grace of God, we all survived." At the time of the mishap, the bus was making its way toward Virginia Beach, Virginia, where Disturbed is set to perform Friday night (August 1) as part of this summer's Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival. That tour — which also features the likes of Slipknot, DragonForce, Mastodon, Suicide Silence, Airborne, Five Finger Death Punch, 36 Crazyfists, Machine Head, Black Tide, the Red Chord and Walls of Jericho — had stopped in Miami Wednesday night.