Slash and Mammoth WVH guitarist Frank Sidoris and his wife Alexandria were involved in a serious car accident on Saturday (October 9th) while heading into Los Angeles, according to Blabbermouth.
The accident left Alexandria with a fracture of her L1 vertebrae and a small fracture in her right ring finger. Sidoris, who’s been on the road with Wolfgang Van Halen all summer opening for Guns N’ Roses, was touring with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators back in 2019, when he left the tour to be with his wife as she underwent chemotherapy for cervical cancer.
Frank Sidoris posted the terrifying details of the crash on Instagram:
A small pickup truck was towing a van of illegal weight on a single axle trailer without brake lights or turn signals in the middle lane of the 15 South just before Baker, CA. The driver hit his brakes on a downhill causing the weight of the van and trailer to push the pickup directly in front of us, making him completely perpendicular to the left lane we were in giving us nowhere to go except the desert median.
We clipped the front of his pickup truck which sent us airborne over a drainage ditch, crashing head-on in to the other side.
It was a truly traumatic experience, but at least we are alive and Allie’s injuries are mendable through surgery and months of physical therapy. . . Thank you to each and every one of you for reaching out and for all of the amazing support you’ve given us over the years during the hardest times of our lives, it means the world.
DID YOU KNOW???
- Mammoth WVH‘s touring lineup features Wolfgang Van Halen on guitar and keyboards, Frank Sidoris on guitar, drummer Garrett Whitlock, and Ronnie Ficarro on bass.
CHECK IT OUT: Frank Sidoris’ post on Instagram: