Barstow, California — The injured have been released from the hospital, and the cargo is safely in California, but two MOC/Floyd Valley band parents were injured in an accident en route to the Rose Parade — and no, it has nothing to do with the snow.
KTIV-TV is reporting that according to MOC/FV Superintendent Gary Richardson, Kevin and Nancy Jansen were using their semi to haul instruments and uniforms to the parade. They were stopped at a rest area in Barstow, California. They were walking on the sidewalk at the rest area, when a car lost control, came over the curb, and struck them.
According to Richardson, they have been treated and released from a hospital, and are now with the band, which arrived in Pasadena Thursday night. All the gear is safely there as well.
The 170-member band from MOC/Floyd Valley High School In Orange City raised almost $300,000 over the past four years to finance the trip. They will march in their wooden shoes in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. It’s the second trip to the Rose Parade in the band’s history. The band also performed there in 1993.