The lyrics of Susan Toney‘s current crossover top 40 hit single, titled “The Trail of Light and Dark,” took on a powerful new meaning for the singer-songwriter after being involved in a two-car collision over Easter weekend. Luckily, she wasn’t badly injured, but the event left her shaken and grateful, as the crash forced her to reminisce on a similar experience that occurred in 2003 when she was involved in a hit and run.
After that 2003 event, she miraculously survived but was left with a multitude of injuries, including a brain injury, which required her to undergo years of therapy and cognitive rehab to regain basic functions — including her ability to play the guitar.
Over Easter weekend, the award-winning songstress — also responsible for two songs on John Townsend’s album, “The Road Leads Home” and “Just Don’t Mention Love” — was reportedly driving North on San Vicente Blvd and was hit by a car as she turned right onto Beverly Blvd. We’re so glad to hear that this talented musician is healthy and safe and undergoing a successful recovery at home!
If you haven’t heard Toney’s amazing song, which was in part inspired by her tragic 2003 incident, consider checking out the video below. Also, support her and her music on iTunes, where you can download her current album, Love is the Cure: The Essential Collection.