As per Blabbermouth.net:

 

ADRENALINE MOB bassist David Zablidowsky died and six others were injured when a tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 75 near Micanopy and struck the group’s RV that had pulled off the highway with a flat tire. Zablidowsky was pronounced dead at 12:42 p.m.

Out of the nine people who were in the vehicles, six were taken to area hospitals, and two declined medical treatment, according to Gainesville.com. Of the six injured, three were listed in critical condition and the other three in stable condition.

The media relations coordinator for UF Health Shands Hospital, where several of the injured were taken, told WUFT in an e-mail: “The UF Health emergency response mass casualty plan was activated today at approximately 1:15 p.m. due to a multivehicle accident on Interstate 75 in south Alachua County. Three patients arrived at UF Health Shands Hospital and are being cared for by UF Health faculty and staff.”

ADRENALINE MOB‘s soundman, Robert Dressler, who was one of the people who had been riding in the RV, told Gainesville.com he heard a “boom” when the truck hit the RV.

ADRENALINE MOB was scheduled to play Friday night in St. Petersburg.

State Theatre general manager Kendra Marolf told the Tampa Bay Times she got a call mid-afternoon alerting her that the band had been involved in an accident with injuries, some critical, and would not be able to make the show.

Zablidowsky joined ADRENALINE MOB earlier this year. Prior to hooking up with the group, he had toured with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, and Jeff Scott Soto.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA released the following statement regarding Zablidowsky‘s death: “We are terribly saddened with the passing of our talented friend, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ADRENALINE MOB and ZO2 bass player, Dave Z (David Zablidowsky). Dave was so very special to our family and our thoughts and prayers go out to Dave‘s family, and all those affected by Friday’s tragic accident.”

 

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.