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Local Band Injured In Van Rollover

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 25, 2009 4:00PM

Photo by Robert Loerzel

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir's van rolled over while the group was traveling through Indiana yesterday afternoon. The van was totaled and all of the occupants were rushed to various hospitals. Alison Hinderliter, Jay Santana and Ethan Adelsman were all released from the hospital last night, but Elias Einhorn and Mary Ralph are still in Jasper County Hospital in Indiana. Mark Yoshizumi, who seems to have suffered the most serious injuries, was airlifted to Advocate Christ Hospital Medical Center in Oak Lawn and has undergone some surgery.

The group has been beloved by the Chicago scene both for their intricate and buoyant orch-pop and for the band's unbeatable optimistic spirit. Our thoughts go out to them and we wish everyone a speedy recovery. We've heard that there will be a fund started to help cover the totaled van, ruined gear, and hospital bills, and as soon as that is in place we'll run another post to let you know how to help the band out.