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The Ghost Inside Look Back At Fatal Bus Crash Six Months Later

05/24/2016
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The Ghost Inside

(TeamRock Radio) The Ghost Inside's Jim Riley has reflected on the horrific bus crash in El Paso, Texas, last November to mark the six-month anniversary of the tragedy.

The bassist says he's learned so much from watching his bandmates on their long road to recovery - after the road accident left them with life-changing injuries and killed both drivers.

He says: "I went to bed last night knowing today was going to be emotional. On November 19 I woke up to a living nightmare. I knew something bad had happened but no clue the extent.

"I checked to make sure I wasn't impaled by anything and got myself out that back window. I was the first person out of the bus and the first to see the scene. The next two hours were a blur. Everything was confusion. Fearing for the lives of my best friends and learning of the two drivers' lives lost.

"One by one the other guys emerged from the wreckage, a couple on their own but most on backboards. I remember feeling lost and helpless."

Riley continues: "I'm the tour dad - the guy that fixes what breaks and looks after our little family. I was stuck on the sideline while my guys fought for their survival. Even now, I want to heal them." Read more here.

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