Henry Derek Bonner on Horrific Car Crash: ‘It’s No Small Miracle That I Am Still Alive’
Former Scar the Martyr and current Thrown Into Exile frontman Henry Derek Bonner is now speaking after living through a seriously scary auto crash last weekend. As reported, the vocalist survived an incident on Los Angeles' 101 Freeway in which his car flipped three times before coming to a stop. Bonner was reportedly hit by a suspected drunk driver.
In a statement released to Blabbermouth, Bonner says, "As most of you may know, I was involved in a serious car accident on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. This happened around 11PM on Sunday night. I was traveling southbound, heading home from a recording session. I am still waiting on the official police report. All I know for certain at this time is that the suspected drunk driver that hit me took off on foot, as his/her car was completely totaled. It's also possible that the vehicle was stolen, however, not confirmed."
He adds, "Needless to say, it was a traumatic experience and the scene itself was unlike anything I've ever been a part of. The impact of the crash propelled me into the left 3 lanes of oncoming traffic. There was another vehicle from a previous accident in the middle of the freeway, completely stalling the flow of traffic. I, of course, stopped, using my turn signal and waited to get over into the other lane. Anyway, you get the picture. It's no small miracle that I am still alive. Hell, I even crawled back into the wreckage to retrieve my lyric book and my D'Angelo CD. How f---ing METAL is that?"
Bonner concludes, "As far as some are concerned, I should've just rolled over and died, then and there. To those I kindly ask: Eat a d--k. The truth is: I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. I'd like to thank all of the wonderful people that have offered support, encouraging words and who have donated to the cause."
The donations Bonner is talking about refer to an Indiegogo account that was set up shortly after news of the crash went public. It's goal is to offset the costs of Bonner's medical bills. The campaign ends Jan. 26, but has already surpassed the intended goal.
As for the singer's former band, Scar the Martyr have been posting photos of studio gear of late suggesting they're back to work on new music. The identity of their new vocalist has yet to be revealed.
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