Miranda Cosgrove injured in bus crash, postpones tour
Miranda Cosgrove, a pop singer and star of the Nickelodeon comedy series "iCarly," has been injured in a tour bus accident and has been forced to cancel her upcoming concerts.
The 18-year-old suffered a broken ankle during the crash, which occured on an Illinois highway on the morning of Thursday, August 11, her spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com. She was one of five passengers on the bus.
"Because of this, her tour is postponed until further notice," the spokesperson added.
Cosgrove's tour bus had struck a tractor-trailer that had overturned on the road, blocking one of its lanes, an Illinois State Police official told OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Cosgrove, several other passengers, the bus driver, the driver of the tractor-trailer and two pedestrians who had stopped to help were taken to a hospital following the crash, the police official added.
Cosgrove's mother was among the injured, People magazine reported, adding that she is expected to make a full recovery. However, the bus driver is in critical condition, it said.
Cosgrove began her "Dancing Crazy Summer" tour in mid-July and was scheduled to perform in cities across the United States until October. Her next concert was set to take place on Friday in Wichita, Kansas.
Cosgrove released her debut album, "Sparks Fly," in 2010. On the show "iCarly," Cosgrove plays a girl who hosts an Internet show. She also appeared alongside Jack Black in the 2003 movie "School of Rock." The two reunited in an "iCarly" television film earlier this year.