Hemorage has made headlines over their years for their guerilla-style shows out of thier van, and once being so great live that Gary Holt and Exodus bought their merch. Unfortunately now Hemorage is making headlines for being involved in an accident over the weekend that did some serious damage to their van.
“We just came from Sacramento to play an afterparty,” said Hemorage guitarist Jon Orc in an interview with KGO. “We were on our way home. As we exited the freeway, some guy was going about 60 to 80 miles an hour. And he hit us really hard. And he dragged us.”
The band later explained in a social media post that they had just dropped off drummer Ron Roussel before the accident. Guitarist and vocalist Toby Bona Pak was taken to the ER for minor injuries and was released.
“[The driver] hit the right side of our bus and kept on pushing the gas pedal and eventually [tried] to run away. Luckily enough there was an officer on the next block who stopped and arrested the driver.
“Our bus is totaled and we are not sure how much damage is done to our gear at the moment. Toby had to go to the ER and thankfully he did not get any major injuries. He is now with his family and recovering. Jon and his wife Missy did not get any injuries but only soreness from the collision.
“We are grateful that none of us are hurt and we can take time to rest and recover from this event. We will start picking back up the pieces and figure out what our next moves are after the holidays.”
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