While touring the US with their Design Your Universe Tour 2010, drummer Ariėn van Weesenbeek and his band Epica were involved in a road accident with their tour bus. In the early hours of Friday, February 12, Epica\'s tour bus crashed on Canadian Highway way 1 while driving in the Rocky Mountains when a car lost control and went spinning for the bus.
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The bus driver, Dave Mabry, managed to avoid a head-on collision by running the bus against the rail-guard. Although the car and the bus suffered severe damage, and some band and crew members got thrown out of their bunks, fortunately no one got hurt.
After a few hours delay and some on the the spot repairs the bus was able to continue the to Victoria Canada. Watch a movie from Epica\'s Canadian adventures including some footage of the accident here: