- The trio were traveling to perform for a Sandaime J Soul Brothers concert in Hokkaido (which was cancelled following news of the incident).
- The passenger van that they were riding in was leaving a convienience store parking lot when the vehicle was broadsided by an oncoming truck after midnight.
- Verbal and DJ Daruma received serious injuries while Daisuke Maki was severely injured. The conditions of the other four passengers have not been released.
- Taku Takahashi (other half of M-Flo) tweeted to fans about the accident:
As you may have seen on the news, Verbal was injured in a car accident. He broke his ribs badly. I was (cont) https://t.co/HyxVd2Rnbj— ☆Taku Takahashi (@takudj) December 24, 2016
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