5 May 2019 | Members of Oakwood University’s premiere choir were injured in a multiple vehicle crash on Saturday morning in the San Francisco, California area. According to CBS San Francisco, the driver of a car that crashed into the Aeolian’s tour bus was killed.
The crash took place on Highway 101 as the bus was headed northbound from San Francisco International airport.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a vehicle with a blown out tire attempted to pull over to the central divide causing another vehicle to swerve. The vehicle that swerved was then rear-ended. The vehicle with the damaged tire was then pushed into traffic and was hit by the Aeolian’s bus. A driver of yet another vehicle was then killed as it hit the bus from behind.
The 18 Oakwood students and two staff members all escaped alive but the bus caught fire and the group lost all their belongings. The bus burned to its frame.
Oakwood University announced that the group from the university sustained no life-threatening injuries.
An Old Navy store in the area gave free products to the students who had lost all their luggage.
Oakwood’s Facebook page also shared that the group had been given a free breakfast at their hotel.
Oakwood has set up more ways to help the group. Supporters can:
(1) Text to give: OAKS to 56512 Area of Support: Aeolians
(2) Or visit give.oakwood.edu
Oakwood University is an historically black university located in Huntsville, Alabama. It is owned and operated by the Adventist Church. Over 1800 students are enrolled at the institution.