Yesterday afternoon, the members ofSavage Henry
and Chris Blochinger fromPotcheen Folk Band
were involved in a bus accident in Lee Summit, Missouri. According to Samantha Hanson, Savage Henry's booking agent and former manager, the band, who was in between dates on a six-date Midwest tour, was on its way to a music store when the accident happened. Chris Blochinger, Potcheen's drummer, was driving his band's bus, which the Savage Henry guys had chartered for the tour, at the time of the accident. Evidently, he was attempting to cross the highway through a paved crossover point in the median when the bus was sideswiped by a FedEx truck.
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Three of the bus's passengers, including Blochinger, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Savage drummer Mike Boyd was among those injured (guitarist Glenn Esparza was also treated for minor injuries). According to Hanson, he was sitting with his back to the window at the exact point of impact and was knocked unconscious. Last year, shortly after joining Savage Henry, Boyd walked away from another accident, in which he had to be cut out of his vehicle and ended up suffering liver damage. "That kid is indestructable," says Hanson. "He's obviously meant to be a drummer."