SULPHUR SPRINGS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Slick road conditions contributed to several traffic accidents Saturday, including a tour bus hauling singer Willie Nelson’s band.
Three band members were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions.READ MORE: Virtual Learning May Remain An Option At Some North Texas School Districts
Nelson has suspended performances until December as a result.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says Nelson was not aboard in the weather-related accident around 3:30 a.m. CST Saturday on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, 75 miles northeast of Dallas.
Nelson spokeswoman Elaine Schock says Paul English broke his ankle, his brother Billy English suffered a bruise hip and Tom Harkin has a cracked or bruised rib.
Nelson has postponed his four remaining November tour dates: Robinsonville and Jackson, Miss.; Fayetteville, Ark.; and Lafayette, La.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Raging Fire At Addison Apartment Complex
Trooper Sylvia Jennings says seven people were on the westbound bus, including the driver who was dealing with wet roads and high winds.
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