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2 members of R&B band Tower of Power hit by train, injured

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/13/2017
This Aug. 2016 photo provided by courtesy of Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations, shows the band members from Tower of Power, from left, Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Sal Cracchiolo, Adolfo Acosta, Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Marcus Scott, Tom E. Politzer, Emilio Castillo, David Garibaldi, and Jerry Cortez. Two members of Tower of Power, a group that has been an R&B institution for nearly 50 years, were hit by a train Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2017, as they walked across tracks before a scheduled gig in their hometown of Oakland, Calif., but both survived, their manager said. Calling it an "unfortunate accident," manager Jeremy Westby said in a statement that drummer Garibaldi and bass player Marc van Wageningen (not pictured) are "responsive and being treated at a local hospital." (Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations via AP) © The Associated Press This Aug. 2016 photo provided by courtesy of Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations, shows the band members from Tower of Power, from left, Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Sal Cracchiolo, Adolfo Acosta, Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Marcus Scott, Tom E. Politzer, Emilio Castillo, David Garibaldi, and Jerry Cortez. Two members of Tower of Power, a group that has been an R&B institution for nearly 50 years, were hit by a train Thursday night, Jan. 12, 2017, as they walked across tracks before a scheduled gig in their hometown of Oakland, Calif., but both survived, their manager said. Calling it an "unfortunate accident," manager Jeremy Westby said in a statement that drummer Garibaldi and bass player Marc van Wageningen (not pictured) are "responsive and being treated at a local hospital." (Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations via AP)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two members of the R&B group Tower of Power were hit by a train as they walked across tracks before a scheduled gig in Oakland, California, but both survived.

The group's publicist Jeremy Westby said in a statement Thursday night that drummer David Garibaldi and bass player Marc van Wageningen are both responsive and being treated at a hospital.

The Oakland Fire Department said earlier that two pedestrians were hit by a passenger train at Jack London Square about 7:30 p.m.

The accident was near Yoshi's, a jazz club where the group had been scheduled to play two shows Thursday night. Both were canceled.

The group of about a dozen musicians, mostly horns, has been a popular institution in the R&B world since forming in Oakland in 1968.

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