Hit-&-Run Driver Backs Into Oak Ridge Boys' Bus

Joe Bonsall Chases Down Driver

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. - A country music star chased down a hit-and-run driver that ran into his band's tour bus!

The moment was captured on the bus' surveillance camera. Joe Bonsall from the Oak Ridge Boys was on the bus Thursday night in Hendersonville when it happened.

He was about to leave to go on tour.

“The bus just shook, like boom, like something big happened to it,” Bonsall said. “I ran to the front of the bus and opened the door and saw the red lights disappearing on the other side of the parking lot.”

Bonsall ran and caught up with the driver of the Black Kia who denied hitting the bus.

“I ran around the corner, and I stopped this girl and guy in their car, and I said, 'You hit our bus!' And she said, 'Well, no we didn’t. We hit a curb.' And I said, 'No, you hit our bus. Follow me back over here. Let's get this information,'” Bonsall said.

The driver still denied and left the scene.

“I think people should do the right thing!" Bonsall said. "If you do something wrong, fess up to it. I don’t know what’s the matter with our society sometimes. Nobody wants to take responsibility anymore.”

The headlight and door of the tour bus were dented. The Oak Ridge Boys have alerted Hendersonville police, and they’re investigating.

Bonsall had a great sense of humor about running after the driver.

He said he's heard a lot of jokes about it, as well.

“Run, Forrest, run," he said. "I mean, the 70-year-old dash, I mean, it’s gone on and on.”

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