NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran road manager Phil Kaufman was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Montgomery County over the weekend.
An unnamed source told The Nashville Scene that the former Flying Burrito Brothers manager suffered a right ankle fracture, multiple rib fractures and thoracic spine fracture, and underwent surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center trauma unit.
The Scene reported that Kaufman was in the ICU and was in critical but stable condition.
Kaufman, AKA ""The Road Mangler"" is an infamous figure in the touring world, serving as a driver for the Rolling Stones driver in the late 1960s and working as a tour manager for The Flying Burrito Brothers. Kaufman may be best known for the alleged borrowing of a hearse to steal the body of Gram Parsons and his subsequent attempt to cremate Parsons' body in the Joshua Tree National Monument.
Kaufman also met mass murder Charles Manson in prison and produced Manson's debut album "Lie: The Love and Terror Cult." – Staff Writers