The University of Washington marching band will not attend the Apple Cup on Friday after members were involved in a bus crash en route to Washington State.
“The Husky Marching Band is like a family, and we do everything together,” Brad McDavid, the director of athletic bands at UW, said in a statement (via ESPN). “With that in mind, the band will not attend the 2018 Apple Cup game in respect and consideration of the recovery our students and staff need following our bus accident last night.”
A bus carrying members of the band rolled over Thursday, but no serious injuries were reported.
Around 45 people were taken by ambulance to area hospitals to be treated for injuries that were not serious or life-threatening, Washington State Patrol trooper John Bryant told The Seattle Times. Bryant said 56 people were on the bus that rolled over.
— CNN (@CNN) November 23, 2018
“The injuries reported were cuts, complaints of general pain and back pain, but the injuries are not believed to be critical,” University of Washington spokesman Victor Balta said in a statement. “The University is doing everything it can to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff …”
Husky band bus rolled on the way to Pullman. We’re fine, but shaken up and holed up in an elementary school to regroup. A radio station put out a call and the town of George answered: families left their thanksgiving dinners to bring us leftovers and hot food. pic.twitter.com/Dko6bW7hQa
— Patrick (@patstant) November 23, 2018
It’s not clear how the accident happened, but Bryant said icy road conditions and fog played a factor.