Beloved bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent and her band the Rage narrowly evaded injury when their tour bus was hit by an 18-wheeler.
The singer took to her social media pages to explain the occurrence to worried fans. Vincent and her bandmates were traveling to a show on May 14 when one of their buses came to a split in the interstate. When bus driver and bassist Mickey Harris saw a semi headed straight towards them, he swerved to avoid a collision. Although they still crashed into each other, Harris’ quick thinking allowed everyone on board to walk away without injuries. You can hear Vincent tell the story in her own words below.
Unfortunately, the driver of the semi drove away from the scene and is still being sought by Maryland state authorities. Although Vincent was not on board the bus at the time of the accident, the close call left her shaken up and thankful that her band was able to escape unharmed.
The accident hasn’t stopped Vincent from continuing with her busy touring schedule, which stretches into the end of the year and includes many national bluegrass festivals. For a full list of upcoming tour stops, visit Vincent’s official website.