Shania Twain's Crew Hospitalized After Tour Bus Crashes
A bus and truck carrying members of Shania Twain's touring crew were involved in a traffic accident due to icy conditions in southeast Saskatchewan yesterday (November 9).
The country star was not aboard either vehicle at the time, however, members of her crew were taken to hospital after the tour bus rolled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near Wolseley, SK.
Firefighters were required to help the 13 people inside exit through the emergency hatch of the double-decker bus. They were then taken to hospital for treatment but none of the injuries were life-threatening.
“It looks like they lost control, went into the ditch sideways and then the wheels caught the ground and it rolled,” Dwayne Stone, the fire chief for the town of Grenfell, told CP24. “When it rolled, all the debris trapped people in. Basically we just had to go in, gently remove items, so we can free people.”
Twain's management company, Maverick, issued a statement about the accident, saying, “One crew bus and one truck from the Shania Twain - Queen Of Me tour were involved in a highway accident driving between Winnipeg and Saskatoon. Multiple vehicles encountered dangerous driving conditions due to inclement weather. Members of the production crew who require medical attention have been taken to nearby hospitals."
"We are incredibly thankful to the emergency services teams for their quick response and ongoing support," the statement continues. "We ask for patience as we look after our touring family.”
Shania Twain is scheduled to perform at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon tonight, as part of her Queen Of Me Tour.
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