It was quite a morning for Granger Smith and his team when one of his tour equipment trucks was involved in a horrifying accident. The truck overturned in the middle of they highway as the crew was heading to a show in Baltimore.
Granger shared some photos and a video on Instagram showing the wreck and letting everyone know that they are all OK.
“We’ve had a hell of a morning,” he wrote. “No one was hurt, and my driver Charlie climbed out without a scratch. We lost gear, but all that can be replaced. Grateful for my road brothers, and thankful for another day. See you tonight on stage in Baltimore!”
The singer later took to Facebook to give an update on the day.
“Chris woke me up, my tour manager and he’s banging on the door saying, ‘Granger, Granger.’ In the past if you’ve woken me up and we’re parked on the side of a highway it’s always a bad thing,” Granger said in the video. His tour manager went on to tell him that Charlie, the truck driver, was fine but the semi was turned over.
“It was just that freak deal where it was a foggy, windy road, early morning, West Virginia mountains, trailer starts swinging a little bit, he over compensated and lost control of it and turned it over,” Granger explains. “He walked away from it, he walked right out of the broken windshield out in front of it. It puts perspective on everything.”
Even with the accident, Granger and crew focused on getting to Baltimore to put on the show. Granger shared a video of the guys going through the instruments, but all in all the show went on.
“My old coach used to tell us- ‘It’s not adversity that defines character. It’s how you react to it.,’ Granger wrote in his post. “We’ve run this road long enough to know that not one day can be taken for granted. And I sure am thankful today.”
Granger and his crew made it to the Baltimore show on Sunday and will continue with the tour as planned.