Weezer tour bus crashes; singer Cuomo hospitalized

By | December 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM

GLEN, N.Y. – The lead singer of the rock band Weezer was involved in a serious bus accident today that left him and another passenger in an upstate New York hospital.

Rivers Cuomo, 40, complained of rib pain and was transferred, along with one other passenger, to St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, N.Y.

Cuomo’s wife, 2-year-old daughter, and a fifth passenger on the bus were uninjured. The bus was traveling from Toronto to Boston, for a show Monday night at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

The driver said the back end of the bus slid on ice, then went into the median and hit some reflective posts before crossing back over the highway, going over the guardrail and landing in a ditch.

It had snowed about two inches overnight. The roads were generally wet Sunday morning, but not covered in snow, Sgt. Brian Dollard of the New York State Police told CNN.

The accident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. Sunday, while the bus was traveling eastbound on the New York State Thruway near the city of Amsterdam.

Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.