The Dixie Chicks’ tour bus was rear-ended by a motorist in the early morning hours on Thursday (July 31), outside San Antonio, Texas. Luckily, only Chick Emily Robison was aboard when the accident occurred, and she was not injured.
The luxury coach was parked alongside a busy highway blocking part of a lane when at around 3:30 a.m. driver Larry Cox rammed the back of the bus. Cox claims he took his eyes off the road for only a moment. Police say the bus driver Ross Ellis is partially to blame for the accident, for not pulling his vehicle all the way onto the side of the road.
Despite the accident, the trio’s tour rolls on. The Dixie Chicks play the Alltel Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Friday (August 1). Michelle Branch will open the show.
The Dixie Chicks have selected the Thorns to serve as their opening act when they take their Top Of The World Tour to Europe and Australia in September and October. The Thorns comprise of Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins, and Pete Droge.