Chris Wallace of The White Tie Affair checked in with fans on the Chicago pop group’s blog at MySpace on Wednesday (December 31), after the group’s van had been involved in a scary accident earlier today. The frontman tells readers:
It was like 3 am and Ryan C was driving us home from an amazing show in Metamora, IL. Ryan, Pergo (our tour manager), and I had just dropped the rest of the band and were a few minutes from home when the van and trailer started sliding sideways. I was actually sleeping in the back, but I guess we were on an icy bridge. The van and trailer spun 360 deg hitting a wall on the highway. Breaking out a side/rear window and smashing in the whole front and side of the van and trailer. I was awaken by shattered glass in my face and my whole body being thrown against the seat in front of me. Luckily Ryan had slowed down to about 30 mph when the van hit the wall. When the van finally stopped we were in the middle of 2 lanes of the icy highway. I instantly got up and looked out the broken window only to see a semi driving right towards us. It was seriously one of the scariest moments of my life (I may or may not have screamed like a little girl). Luckily the truck slammed on its brakes and didn’t slide into us. Ryan got off the road a few seconds later. The van is really messed up, but it still drove, and one of the headlights worked. So even though we were shaken up, we decided to drive home. I drove the rest of the way home at about 10 miles and hour. All of the wheels were wobbling and making strange sounds the entire time, I was convinced one of them would fall off haha, but we made it home!!
I’m soooo glad someone was watching over us, and that none of us were hurt or injured. Although, I do have a pretty big bruise on my left arm… This is the first accident I have ever been in, so I’m definitely a little scared of touring this winter, but nothing is going to stop us from doing what we love! We’ll just have to be very careful
The entire story at MySpace has since been removed.