Wednesday, September 25 2019
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 the Envision Band members were travelling when another car rear-ended one of the band vehicles causing it turn spin and flip multiple times before coming to rest on the opposite side of Interstate 40. You will find the entire story below from WXII NBC Channel 12.
The accident could've easily ended differently and we're certainly happy to hear that all members are okay with the exception of of a few who suffered some injuries. Our prayers go out to each of you for complete healing and we know this was a scary night for all involved. Envision will perform on Friday, November 8, 2019 during the CBMA weekend so make plans to see them.
Over the weekend, Envision was on the way back from a gig close to Raleigh when they were blindsided by another car.
"Someone out of nowhere at what seemed to be 100 miles per hour just came and rear-ended us. We spun and we flipped multiple times," Envision front man, Michael Thomas said.
As if that wasn't bad enough, they landed on the opposite side of interstate 40.
"Once we settled from flipping, boom, another car hit us. It was a second impact," Thomas said.
Amazingly, Thomas only had minor cuts and bruises, the guitarist had a bruised elbow and the most serious damage was to their saxophone player, with a broken ankle.
"We're just blessed. We are 150 percent blessed," he said.
Not only did the band members somehow survive this crash, they were back to doing what they love just three days later and didn't skip a beat.
Thomas knows how lucky his band is and says has a different outlook on life now.
"I have stitches, scratches and a bruised knee. I'll take it compared to what the other outcome should've been," he said.
The one thing he wants to make sure is heard is that he thinks there was a higher power watching over his band that night.
"I'm going to tell as many people as I can what God did for us that night," he said.
Michael Thomas is an employee with WXII.
ENVISION did play Mt Airy Tuesday night. The wreck happened on the way home from a show in Clinton, nc. On I-40, below Raleigh. Blu, the sax player was the bruised elbow. Herb Stephens, guitars player, has cracked ribs on both sides, his ankle broken in 2 places. Still hospitalized after surgery, will be going to rehab. The Lord was certainly present that night.
Posted by Larry Cheek on 09/26/2019 - 06:52 AM
Thank you for posting the article c/o some of EnVision's band members being involved in an accident upon returning home after a one of our performances. We would like to make (1) correction. EnVision performed Saturday Night, Sept 21st in Clinton, NC. Upon traveling home, early Sunday Morning; Sept. 22nd, after the performance is when the accident occurred. Our Show in Mt. Airy, NC was our 1st Show "after" this horrific accident. We Thank All of You for Your Thoughts & Prayers. From: Butch Samuel - EnVision's Marketing & Promotions Manager
Posted by Butch Samuel on 09/26/2019 - 07:41 AM