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.

Excerpt #1

“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.”

Excerpt #2

“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.”

Excerpt #3

“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.”