Friday, September 25, 2009
The six members of Chicago indie pop group Scotland Yard Gospel Choir were hospitalized Thursday, September 24 after suffering injuries after their van flipped over and rolled multiple times on the way to a gig in Cincinnati.
As reported by the Chicago Breaking News Center Thursday night, the band was traveling in the van through Indiana on I-65 when a tire failed and caused the crash. The report included the following details about the members' injuries:
--Mark Yoshizumi of Chicago was airlifted to Advocate Christ Hospital Medical Center in Oak Lawn with leg and internal injuries, along with major head trauma.
--Eliezer Santana Jr., 32, of Chicago, who was driving, was taken to Jasper County Hospital with a concussion and minor bleeding.
--Alison Hinderliter, 42, of Chicago was taken to Jasper County Hospital with a head injury. --Ethan Adelsman, 32, of Chicago was taken to Jasper County Hospital with a head injury. --Elias Einhorn, 29, of Chicago was taken to Jasper County Hospital with a head injury. --Mary Ralph, 28, of Chicago was taken to Jasper County Hospital with head trauma and a shoulder injury.
According to another report by Chicago Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis, "As of Friday morning at 10:30, Bloodshot publicist Marah Eakin was reporting: 'Alison, Jay and Ethan were all released from the hospital [Thursday] with cuts, bruises, maybe some broken bones. Elia and Mary were held overnight. Elia has a big cut on his head and required a bunch of stitches, and Mary (we think) broke her pelvis. Mark got airlifted last night to Chicago, and had some surgery last night.' Mark Yoshizumi remains in serious condition at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn."
Bloodshot Records has set up a PayPal account in the band's name to help offset medical and equipment expenses resulting from the accident. Click here for more information.
This month, the band released a new album titled ...And the Horse You Rode in On and were in the midst of a tour promoting the release.
Our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery go out to the band members and their families.