Just hours ago, Roots member ?uestlove revealed to Okayplayer.com that the bus, complete with full lounge and bathroom on the first level, was flipped upside-down.
The news came just days after the group announced a temporary retirement from touring.
"In reality the crash was all of about 7 seconds," wrote ?uestlove. "...but to do a 360 on the highway and end up ramped up (the van that crashed into ours was UNDER our double decker bus) in the air....is....well...a frigging miracle."
"My first thought was not move a fucking inch," he continued in the e-mail. "I always had fear that we would fall off a cliff while in high mountain traveling like Denver or Switzerland. I couldn't tell where gravity began and ended."
The group was en route to a stop on the Glow in the Dark Tour in Paris, which ?questlove wrote would "be a miracle" if they made.
To conclude the e-mail, The Roots' drummer wrote: "Til then just wanna let everyone know that we are happy to be alive. and not in that tv cliche way