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Brighten Involved In Van Accident

Posted by: Rohan Kohli (04/04/08)
Brighten was recently involved in a van accident.
Message From The Bandwhoa! holy moly... we are safe, but its quite a story. we have had over night drives for the past 3 nights and have been sleeping 7 people in a van at rest stops because we have no time to get hotels. so all in all, no sleep for brighten or a rocket to the moon (he is riding with us on tour!). this morning i, jimmy, woke up at about 7am after sleeping
for a few hours and decided to drive. at about 8am i woke up after slipping
away for a split second causing us to veer into a grassy ditch on the highway.
the weird thing was that i wasnít very sleepy. it was just instant. pure exhaustion? i dont know. anyways, on with the story.
the trailer whipped around and hit the van on both sides which put some pretty gnarly dents in our van and pretty much crushed the trailer. the tires on the trailer came off the wheels and were all mangled. when we stopped spinning, the trailer was almost side by side with the van and pressed up against the back side windows which miraculously did not break.
after asking each other if we were alright, we started to laugh! everyone was alright. God totally took care of all of us. everything was an easy fix. fixing the van was as easy as pushing one button (literally) because of a safety feature. we were able to save the trailer tires and mount them back onto the wheels.
the tow truck drivers and police said that most every wreck they see there results in a flipped vehicle. they said we were very fortunate.
i hadnít been in a wreck until today and gives a new perspective on things.
we are safe. thankful. optimistic.
we need a new trailer and body work on the van.

we did make it to the show. now we are up for a 19 hour drive to Irvine, CA where we will be seeing your beautiful faces at bamboozle.

we play the MLB stage at 7:05 by the way.
so please please come hang out with us.

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01:30 PM on 04/04/08
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sevinw0rds
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Craziness...I'm glad they're ok, a lapse in consciousness behind the wheel is never a good thing.
01:30 PM on 04/04/08
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that sucks but that's good that they are/were all okay
01:35 PM on 04/04/08
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definitely glad these guys are all ok and their van and trailer are still in working condition.
01:47 PM on 04/04/08
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brighten = nicest guys on planet
01:49 PM on 04/04/08
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again
as i have said before
this year seems to be the year for non fatal van accidents and robberies
02:05 PM on 04/04/08
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I'm guessing this didn't brighten their day
sorry I had to
02:09 PM on 04/04/08
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Why is EVERY band I like getting into accidents lately? What's the deal?
02:18 PM on 04/04/08
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good thing their alright.
02:18 PM on 04/04/08
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brighten rules and so does their positive attitude!
02:27 PM on 04/04/08
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glad everyone's ok :)
02:31 PM on 04/04/08
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awwww poor bbys :(
02:40 PM on 04/04/08
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bahaha, they all laughed.

Nice to hear everyones alright though
03:14 PM on 04/04/08
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is there a spike in van accidents this year? or is it just me?
03:29 PM on 04/04/08
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Quote:
fixing the van was as easy as pushing one button (literally) because of a safety feature.

the tires on the trailer came off the wheels and were all mangled. we were able to save the trailer tires and mount them back onto the wheels.

I dont get it ^

Oh well, glad to here it wasn't totally catastrophic and they are alright!
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