A GoFundMe campaign has been started for Tyler Rogers after his tragic injury.
May 26, 2023 | 12:33 pm
Tyler Rogers, the bass player for Oklahoma emo-punk act Cliffdiver, nearly died after being hit by a broken flying metal chain from a semi truck while driving to a gig at this weekend’s punk rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas.
Guitarist Matt Ehler posted on the band’s Facebook page that Rodgers had lost consciousness and drummer Elliott Cooper had to act quickly, removing the bassist from the driver’s seat. Cooper was able to park the van to safety, but Rogers was seriously injured. Paramedics arrived and Rogers was taken to a nearby hospital.
Regarding injury, Ehler wrote:[Rogers’] He had an infected carotid artery, a cracked tail tooth, a fractured neck, lost nearly 2 liters of blood and needed emergency surgery. Thankfully, Rogers survived and is recovering. The band has started a GoFundMe campaign to pay for medical bills and expenses and has raised more than $50,000 so far.
The damage was devastating, Ehler explained: “Please note that I mention Gore and other content that may be of interest to some. I’ve also attached some photos that are scary or revealing, but we don’t think they’re worth sharing, so we’ll leave out the bad ones.”
Cliffdiver doesn’t know how long Tyler will be in the hospital or what his recovery will look like, but they have pledged to support him and his family going forward. “We know he won’t be back at work for some time and we’re asking for any donations to make this possible, considering the costs of these events in addition to lost jobs in the future. The situation is as smooth as possible,” Ehler added. We hope to raise enough money to cover expenses, lost income, recovery, repairs and damages.”
The band thanked fans for their support and asked not to contact Tyler, his family, or the band members directly, saying, “Everything is amazing and we’re trying to focus on getting Tyler home.” “
Cliffdiver are signed to SideOneDummy Records and have released their latest album, Exercise your demonsin 2022.
Those who have questions about the event or want to leave encouraging comments are encouraged to connect through Cliffdiver’s social media accounts or contact the team through the official website. Donations can be made through GoFundMe.