Shenandoah Involved in Fiery Bus Accident
Band miraculously escapes injury.
Legendary country group Shenandoah escaped uninjured from a bus accident early Saturday morning (June 7) as they travelled from Stafford, Texas, to Beaumont on I-10.
According to a release, a drunk driver, whom the band was traveling behind in their bus, slammed into the back of a vehicle carrying a fuel tank. The tank exploded and there was apparently no way to avoid the fireball.
The band’s drummer, Mike McGuire, described the incident, saying, “There was a big bang then we were sideswiped and engulfed in a huge fireball as big as a house. Witnesses behind us told authorities that the flames totally engulfed our bus at one point and you could not see it. We almost rolled the bus over on its side in an attempt to swerve to miss it. If we hadn’t done that, we would have rolled off the bridge. Fortunately, there was a police car paired right off the bridge where we pulled over. We were able to report the accident to the officer as soon as we stopped. We could see the vehicles burning on top of the bridge behind us and traffic was at a standstill from the other side. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and well wishes. The Lord was watching over and protecting us.”
A husband and wife were transported to the hospital, but the intoxicated driver and his passengers were not injured.
Shenandoah grew to popularity in the late ’80s and early ’90s with such hits as "The Church on Cumberland Road" and "Next to You, Next to Me."