ICYDK: Towards the end of an Australian tour (last year), Frank Iero was involved in a bus accident while unloading the van alongside The Patience guitarist Evan Nestor + Paul Clegg (manager).
Frank Iero talked about the bus accident for the first time in an interview with MTV News. Three excerpts relating can be read below.
“I ended up underneath the bumper of this massive vehicle. From my vantage point, I could only see Evan, and I could hear Paul. I thought whoever I couldn’t see or hear had to be dead, and if they weren’t dead yet, then we all would be soon.”
“It’s incredible to me that we’re all still alive. No one that witnessed the accident thought that we would be. I have a hard time allowing myself to believe there is a higher power doing things behind the scenes, but I tend to think things do happen — even the shitty things — for some reason.”
“I wish I could say that it was a tragic experience that’s now a positive thing because I’m still here. It’s funny to have written a record like Parachutes (and) to have something like this happen. You can’t write that shit. In time I will feel more grounded. For now, I’m existing. That’s something, in that moment, I didn’t know I would be doing.”