ADRENALINE MOB was touring in support of its third studio album, “We The People“, which was released on June 2 via Century Media. One person was killed and six others injured Friday afternoon when a tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 75 and struck a band’s RV. It has been recently confirmed that ADRENALINE MOB bassist David Zablidowsky was the one fatality.
The members of ADRENALINE MOB who survived the bus accident that took bassist David Z‘s life – vocalist Russell Allen, guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Jordan Cannata – issued their first public statements following the fatal crash.
Russell Allen noted via Facebook:
“Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and bandmate David Z and left three of our crew in critical condition.
“I’m overwhelmed with sorrow.
“I am so grateful for the outpouring of love we have received from around the world.
“Please continue to pray for David‘s family during this difficult time. And those in critical condition.
“I want to personally thank Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his bravery in assisting me pull our driver Jason [McCole] from the wreckage and for attending to his wounds. And for helping me to secure and attend to Jane [tour manager Janet Rains, a.k.a. Jane Train] once I was able to get her free from the fire.
“Without his selfless act of courage, I would not have been able to get them clear of the RV before it was engulfed in flames.
“On behalf of my band and crew, I thank you.”
Mike Orlando stated:
“I can not begin to thank you all for all the prayers and thoughts. I’m trying to process and deal with this, physically and mentally… so I’m sorry for being vague.
“We’ve literally experienced hell on earth… I’m absolutely broken, both physical and mental.
“I love you, Dave, I will miss you more than words can say. You were one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever known.”
Jordan Cannata noted:
“Hi everyone. I don’t even know where to begin, so I will start by saying thank you for all of the love and support from everyone.
“We are all devastated and will need some time to physically and mentally cope but the outpouring of love has been nothing short of inspiring.
“David Z… I love you, I miss you, and send my heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. To the rest of my bandmates and crew, I love you all. Please keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you everyone. RIP David Z.”