The Darrell Webb Band was in a serious auto accident earlier today while traveling to St. Augustine, FL for a show.
Fortunately everyone is OK, though dobro player Tyler Collins, who was asleep in the back of the van, was pitched about and suffered several injuries. He has a facial fracture under his left eye, and has ten stitches above it. His back is also broken in one place, and he will need to remain in the hospital for several days.
According to Darrell, a semi-truck bumped them into a pickup truck pulling a trailer full of brush and they went off the road. The truck continued on without stopping.
But the show must go on. While Tyler recuperates in the hospital in Jacksonville, Darrell and the rest of the band are traveling on to do four shows this weekend in St. Augustine and Brooksville.
Sounds like a very close call and a mighty scary situation. The next time you see your favorite touring artists performing in your area, don’t forget to thank them for all the driving they do to bring their music to your town.
Let’s all hope to hear good news from Tyler soon about a complete recovery.
UPDATE 11/11 – We just received this update for Darrell about Tyler…
“We went to see him today at UF Hospital in Jacksonville Florida and the doctor has released him to go home. He has a small fracture in his back in his T4 vertebrae and and laceration over his left eye with a few stitches. He’s been giving orders to take it easy and not lift anything over 5 pounds. He is going to be on recovery rest for a few weeks but we are thankful to our lord and savior that he is OK. We love our brother Tyler. God is good all the time.”