HEMORAGE Narrowly Avoids Serious Injuries After Being Hit By ‘Reckless Driver’

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On Saturday morning in San Francisco, HEMORAGE — Bay Area crossover punk/thrash metal  — were struck by a “reckless driver,” yet thankfully emerged unscathed.

“We just came from Sacramento to play an afterparty,” HEMORAGE guitarist Jon Orc told ABC San Francisco affiliate 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.”

In a recent post on social media, HEMORAGE revealed that their vehicle was struck shortly after dropping off drummer Ron Roussel. Orc and vocalist Toby Bona Pak was taken to the ER with only minor injuries, but has since been treated and discharged.

“He hit the right side of our bus and kept on pushing the gas pedal and eventually [tried] to run away,” the band wrote. “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.”

To replace the destroyed equipment and purchase a new bus — which could cost up to $20,000— HEMORAGE has established a GoFundMe page.