.

Three Killed When Bus Crashes Into Tree After Leaving Bestival

New Order, Stevie Wonder performed at Isle of Wight festival

Caitlin Mogridge/Redferns via Getty Images
September 12, 2012 8:00 AM ET

A bus leaving the Isle of Wight's Bestival crashed in Surrey, England, killing the driver and two passengers and injuring 50 others, reports the London Evening Standard. The privately hired bus was on the way to Merseyside when it smashed into a tree and overturned near the Hindhead tunnel. Three people were declared dead at the scene and a fourth was airlifted to a hospital with critical injuries. All passengers were between the ages of 22 and 28.

Police say the bus may have been overstuffed, counting 53 people, including the driver, on a vehicle with a capacity of 51 passengers. No passenger escaped unharmed. Bestival featured Florence and the Machine, Stevie Wonder, New Order, the xx and more.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com