November-25th-2012, 12:33 PM
Marcus Miller injured in bus crash
Marcus Miller was injured on Sunday along with members of his band when their bus crashed in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said.
The two-time Grammy winner was travelling with 10 members of his band from Monte Carlo in Monaco to Hengelo in the Netherlands when the bus crashed on the highway near the town of Schattdorf in central Switzerland.
A Swiss police spokesman said the driver died from his injuries. The reserve driver, Miller and the members of his band were all injured but not seriously, he said, declining to give further details.
Miller, who plays keyboard and clarinet as well as electric bass, has collaborated withMiles Davis and Luther Vandross and was on tour to promote his album Renaissance.
Earlier this year, 22 children and six adults returning from on a ski trip organized by a Belgian school were killed in a bus crash in Switzerland.
November-25th-2012, 05:26 PM
there are obviously a lot of prayers going out to all, especially the family of the deceased bus driver. thanking "all the powers that be" that Marcus, his band and crew are ok. my friend and i just saw them recently at Catalina's. thanks, Lois.
November-25th-2012, 07:49 PM
Just be frank
Good news regarding the band from AP:
The driver who was at the wheel at the time of the accident sustained fatal injuries. Police spokesman Karl Egli said the 12 passengers were injured and taken to hospitals, but none had life-threatening injuries.
Miller was discharged from the hospital later Sunday, as were fellow band members Alex Han and Kris Bowers, but some other band and crew members were being kept in hospitals overnight, according to a post on Miller's official Facebook page.
November-25th-2012, 11:08 PM
Dude, you have no Koran.
Awful that the driver died. I was just talking about Miller last night with family. I wish everyone a speedy recovery.
November-26th-2012, 01:29 AM
sounds like the guys have a bunch of cracked ribs but Rebekah has an injured spleen so they'll be keeping an eye on her at the Swiss hospital. she's such a great lady, i wish her a very smooth and complete recovery.
December-10th-2012, 04:35 AM
Thanks for the nice post...
December-10th-2012, 11:33 AM
Marcus posted on his Facebook page a thankyou note and update on his FB page yesterday as well as a photo of the bus at the scene.
December-10th-2012, 06:16 PM
thank goodness everyone is doing better and Rebekah, i believe, is on her way home!