Yesterday we told you about how singer and iCarly star, Miranda Cosgrove’s tour bus crashed into an overturned semi-truck on a highway in Illinois. At the time, only Miranda’s injury of a broken ankle was released to the public, but now we know that her mom and the bus driver were hurt, as well.
The bus driver didn’t see the overturned semi last night because it was so dark. By the time he could, it was too late to stop safely. He made the decision, one that Miranda says saved her life, to hit the brakes and hit the truck head on instead of swerving, which would have most likely caused the tour bus to overturn, too.
In addition to her fractured ankle, Miranda has a broken baby toe on her right foot, and she’s said to be in a lot of pain. Her mother has a lot of bruises, but it was the bus driver who got the full extent of the crash. He was airlifted from the crash to a nearby hospital:
He’s in really bad shape because the injury happened close to his heart. This was a life-threatening crash. A piece from the tractor-trailer went straight through the windshield and the driver’s arm was sliced all the way through.
The driver also had 45 stitches. Thankfully, the two people who were sleeping in the bus’ bunk beds were not injured in the crash, but because Miranda was up near the front on the couch, she was. She is going home with her mom to recover and her Dancing Crazy Tour is cancelled until further notice.
Let’s hope that everyone involved makes a speedy recovery.