by Bay Ragni
Friday tragedy struck the band Adrenaline Mob, on way to their show in St. Petersburg, FL, the band got a flat tire on their RV, in which they were pulled over on the side of I-75 when a tractor trailer veered off road and smashed into the RV, critically injuring members of the band and crew as well as causing the tragic death of Adrenaline Mob bass player David Z. Zablidowsky
Throughout the day on Saturday, surviving members of the band took to social media to issue statements…….
Lead Singer – Russell B. Allen
“Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and band mate David Z Rock and left 3 of our crew in critical condition. I’m overwhelmed with sorrow. I am so grateful for the out pouring of love we have received from around the world. Please continue to pray for David’s family during this difficult time. And those in critical condition. I want to personally thank Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his bravery in assisting me pull our Driver Jason from the wreckage and for attending to his wounds. And for helping me to secure and attend to Jane once I was able to get her free from the fire. Without his selfless act of courage, I would not have been able to get them clear of the RV before it was engulfed in flames. On behalf of my band and crew I thank you.”
Guitarist – Mike Orlando
“I cannot begin to thank you all for all the prayers & thoughts. I’m trying to process & deal with this, physically & mentally… so I’m sorry for being vague. We’ve literally experienced hell on earth.. I’m absolutely broken, both physical & mental. I love you Dave, I will miss you more than words can say. You were one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever known.”
Drummer – Jordan Cannata
“Hi everyone. I don’t even know where to begin, so I will start by saying thank you for all of the love and support from everyone. We are all devastated and will need some time to physically and mentally cope but the outpouring of love has been nothing short of inspiring. David Z… I love you, I miss you, and send my heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. To the rest of my bandmates and crew, I love you all. Please keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you everyone. RIP David Z.”
Also involved in the accident was the band’s tour manager, Janet Rains, which many would know better as “Jane Train” lead singer of bands like M80, Not by Sight, and Headbanger’s Ball.
Please keep everyone involved in this horrible accident, their families, and friends in your thoughts and prayers to have the strength get pass this tragedy.