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Tower of Power band members recovering after train accident

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/18/2017
FILE -This Aug. 2016 file 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 the band were hit by a train on Jan. 12, 2017, as they walked across tracks before a scheduled gig in their hometown of Oakland, Calif. The drummer David Garibaldi suffered head and facial injuries and bassist Marc Van Wageningen remains in critical condition, but has been responsive. (Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations via AP,File)(Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations via AP,File) © The Associated Press FILE -This Aug. 2016 file 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 the band were hit by a train on Jan. 12, 2017, as they walked across tracks before a scheduled gig in their hometown of Oakland, Calif. The drummer David Garibaldi suffered head and facial injuries and bassist Marc Van Wageningen remains in critical condition, but has been responsive. (Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations via AP,File)(Tower of Power/Webster Public Relations via AP,File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two musicians with the band Tower of Power remain hospitalized after being hit last week by an Amtrak train in Oakland.

FILE - This Jan. 13, 2017 file photo shows an Amtrak train passes in front of Yoshi's jazz club in Oakland, Calif. Two members of Tower of Power, a group that has been an R&B institution for nearly 50 years, were hit by an Amtrak train on Jan. 12, as they walked across tracks before a performance in their hometown of Oakland. The drummer Dave Garibaldi is in fair condition but will remain hospitalized for the next few days, according to a statement from the band. Garibaldi suffered head and facial injuries and bassist Marc Van Wageningen remains in critical condition, but has been responsive. Van Wageningen suffered broken ribs, a concussion, and internal injuries. He underwent surgery. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File) © The Associated Press FILE - This Jan. 13, 2017 file photo shows an Amtrak train passes in front of Yoshi's jazz club in Oakland, Calif. Two members of Tower of Power, a group that has been an R&B institution for nearly 50 years, were hit by an Amtrak train on Jan. 12, as they walked across tracks before a performance in their hometown of Oakland. The drummer Dave Garibaldi is in fair condition but will remain hospitalized for the next few days, according to a statement from the band. Garibaldi suffered head and facial injuries and bassist Marc Van Wageningen remains in critical condition, but has been responsive. Van Wageningen suffered broken ribs, a concussion, and internal injuries. He underwent surgery. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)

The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2jyYPZX ) that drummer Dave Garibaldi is in fair condition but will remain hospitalized for the next few days, according to a statement from the band. Garibaldi suffered head and facial injuries last Thursday night.

Bassist Marc Van Wageningen remains in critical condition, but has been responsive. Van Wageningen suffered broken ribs, a concussion, and internal injuries. He underwent surgery.

Fans of the funk/R&B band have raised nearly $100,000 to help with medical expenses. The musicians were heading to a performance at an Oakland nightclub when they were hit by the train near Jack London Square.

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Information from: East Bay Times, http://www.eastbaytimes.com

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