TOWER OF POWER BAND MEMBERS HIT BY TRAIN IN OAKLAND
David Garibald and Marc van Wageningen were seriously injured Wednesday night when they were hit by an Amtrak train.
Emilio Castillo, the bandleader for Tower of Power, described the incident on Facebook. He says that the two were crossing the street in front of Yoshi's before their show when they were struck by an Amtrak train.
Castillo says that both are hospitalized but are expected to recover. He continued, ""I was at the hospital last night and saw David but Marc was in intensive care and I wasn't able to see him. Dave's head and face were pretty swollen and bruised but he was lucid and expected to recover. Marc came through surgery well; his internal bleeding was stopped and they were waiting for him to stabilize in order to do further testing. The doctors were cautiously optimistic. We appreciate the responses and prayers from our former bandmates, friends, and fans and we all remain hopeful and in prayer."
Our prayers go out to our friends and their families.
Photo Courtesy: KPIX Oakland.