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John Ewing / Retna Ltd.

GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -- The lead singer of the rock band Weezer has suffered minor injuries after the group's tour bus hit some ice, skidded across the New York State Thruway and slid into a ditch.

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Police say singer Rivers Cuomo and the band's assistant were taken to a local hospital following Sunday's early morning accident in upstate New York, about 40 miles west of Albany. The assistant also suffered minor injuries.

Cuomo's wife and 2-year-old daughter were also in the bus. They were not hurt.

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State police say the group was driving to Boston when the vehicle struck ice and the driver lost control.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1992, Weezer had a handful of hits two years later with the songs "Undone — The Sweater Song," "Buddy Holly" and "Say It Ain't So."