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Watch: SXSW crash victim gets private performance by favorite band in her hospital room

In the seconds after a car--driven by a suspected drunk driver--plowed into a crowd outside the Mohawk in Austin, Texas, Grace Neill, 18, looked for her friend Mason.

In the seconds after a car--driven by a suspected drunk driver--plowed into a crowd outside the Mohawk in Austin, Texas, Grace Neill, 18, looked for her friend Mason.

The teens were with a group of friends waiting for the father of Mason Andres, also 18, to pick them up.

"We couldn't move before it mowed us down," Neill told the Austin American-Statesman. "Then we look around, and not everyone is with us, and we realized that Mason is gone."

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Her friends found her lying in the street, covered in blood. Andres was rushed to the hospital with a broken leg, fractured neck and a broken nose.

As her prognosis improved--she'll be fine, says her father--she fretted that she'd miss a favorite band, Jared & The Mill, whom she'd seen and befriended at the previous year's SXSW, when they came through town to perform a pair of shows.

The band got word of her situation and lined up a private show for Andres, friends and family members in her hospital room.

Read the full story at the Statesman.

 

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