US band in coach viaduct fall

A coach carrying nine people, including members of the US band Baroness, has crashed off a viaduct in Limpley Stoke near Bath and fallen 30ft. Two people who were trapped are being treated for serious injuries. Seven others have minor injuries.

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Bands send good wishes to US band Baroness after coach crash

Fellow bands have been sending best wishes to US rock band Baroness who are believed to have been on board a coach that crashed off a viaduct in Bath today.

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Just heard about the Baroness bus crash & have our fingers crossed everyone involved in the accident is fine. Fantastic band and great guys

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Band's spokesman unable to confirm whether they will perform tonight after bus crash near Bath

Rock band Baroness were on the coach that crashed at Limpley Stoke near Bath. Credit: ITV West

Rock band Baroness were on the coach that crashed at Limpley Stoke near Bath.

The American heavy metal quartet were en route to Southampton after playing a gig at the Fleece in Bristol.

The band had been nearing the end of a month-long European tour which had started in Switzerland and was due to end in Germany later this week.

The group had hired a tour coach in Germany for the duration. They were travelling in this when the accident happened.

A spokesman for their British promoters, Advance Music Promotions, was unable to confirm whether their gig tonight at Talking Heads in Southampton would go ahead. He referred callers to the promoters' website and Facebook page.

American band's tour bus crashes near Bath

American Band Baroness' tour bus that crashed near bath earlier today Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The American Band Baroness were on the tour bus which crashed and fell 30ft over a viaduct near Bath.

The incident happened at 11.30am at the junction of Brassknocker Hill and the A36, the fire service said.

A total of nine people were on the coach. Two were trapped and had to be rescued by firefighters.

Seven people have been taken to Royal United Hospital in Bath with what are thought to be relatively minor injuries.

The driver of the coach, who is in his 30s, was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with life-changing injuries.

The band played at The Fleece in Bristol last night. They were on their way to Southampton when the accident happened.

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