Nite Trax: DJ Toph One in ICU after hit and run

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DJ Toph One is in SF General after a hit-and-run

[UPDATED BELOW] Gah! One of my favorite SF nightlife people, DJ Toph One, is in intensive care at SF General after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while bicycling on Sunday morning. As reported yesterday by SF Appeal:

"The bicyclist was struck shortly after midnight [Sun/8] near the corner of Ocean and Geneva avenues near City College of San Francisco, San Francisco police officer Albie Esparza said.

"Witnesses said the vehicle involved in the collision fled the scene."

I've just now learned that the victim is Toph -- a longtime bike activist and producer of such quintessential long-running parties as Red Wine and Pepper.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about the incident to call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411

Toph's friend Spider Davila, who himself was the victim of an awful hit-and-run in 2006, posted this on Toph's Facebook wall:

"Friends of DJ TophOne/Toph: Our homie was in bicycle crash and broke his pelvis. He is currently at SFGH in the ICU.

Send him your well wishes telepathically or on his FB page. DO NOT CALL the hospital. The abundance of calls is interfering with the staff's ability to care for him. He currently is unable to receive visitors, as well. Check his FB page: Toph Kerpan Evans for updates and start thinking about the awesome fundraiser we're gonna through him."

We hope Toph gets well soon and the asshole gets caught. I'll be posting about benefits as soon as details come in.

UPDATE, 7 p.m.: This was just posted by DJ Wisdom:

"Toph is in good spirits. broken pelvis and possibly internal bleeding! they will probably operate soon too fix up the pelvis."

UPDATE, 9 p.m.: Toph's friend Gina comments below:

"I just got off the phone with a very nice nurse at the hospital. She said Toph is doing good but they will not let anyone speak with him because he needs his rest. They might operate tonight or tomorrow she said. Toph has been hit before and I am certain he will recover from this. Send all your love & good vapors for his speedy recovery. Perhaps we need to think about doing a benefit sometime soon.

Stay safe on the mean streets of SF my biker friends."

UPDATE, Tuesday, 8 a.m.: Toph's friend Kenya just posted the below comment to his FB wall -- seems like Toph's doing well. I'll post again if there's any major change and blog any upcoming fundraisers:

"i'll head back to sfgh, as soon as toph can have visitors. he's currently in icu. we're trying to share news here to make sure the nurses can focus on helping toph get better. so, still no calls for now -- please. 

by sunday toph had already made friends with the sfgh crew and they were taking really good care of him. the ortho said he'd need reconstructive surgery this week, then 6-10 weeks of pt -- and seemed confident toph would be okay. toph's first response was to be sad to hear about surgery -- then work back from June and get stoked he'd be better in time for AIDS Ride."

UPDATE: PUBLIC WORKS BENEFIT INFO

A benefit for Toph has just been announced for Fri/20 at Public Works, 9pm-3am with J Boogie, Brass Tax Crew, Guillermo (Sweater Funk), Kirk The Selector (Sweater Funk), Chris Orr, and E Da Boss: all proceed go toward Toph's recovery. See you there!

UPDATE: SOM BENEFIT INFO

Another benefit for Toph has just been announced for Sun/22 at SOM Bar  with Sake One, Rolo 1-3, Rascu, and many more. See you there!

 

Comments

One of the nicest and genuine people in San Francisco. Rides the SF to LA bike ride for charity every year. Get well Toph!!!

Posted by Bootsy on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

I just got off the phone with a very nice nurse at the hospital. She said Toph is doing good but they will not let anyone speak with him because he needs his rest. They might operate tonight or tomorrow she said. Toph has been hit before and I am certain he will recover from this. Send all your love & good vapors for his speedy recovery. Perhaps we need to think about doing a benefit sometime soon.

Stay safe on the mean streets of SF my biker friends.

giNap

Posted by gina paoli on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

Thinking of you and sending best wishes for speedy recovery. From northern New York State.

Posted by Keith Lyndaker on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

heal up brother!

Posted by big cutty on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

Recover well man - what can we do for you??

Posted by Mark Gorney on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

Oh, Toph! Was just listening to you at Jupiter! I'm so sad about this but offer up much cupping, moxa and massage when you're ready for it! Feel better soon!! Xo

Posted by AnahBird on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

Awwww baby! PLEASE let me know if there is anything you need. you have us all here to help. xoxo love u and thinking good thoughts......

Posted by Guest audra on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

Get well soon Toph!
- E.Moss

Posted by E.Moss on Jan. 09, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

Toph,
I hope you pull through! And I hope they catch the douche who did this to you!
Stay strong! Sending a lot of positive energy your way.

Posted by Guest MBR on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Sending good vibes from the UK for a speedy recovery Toph. Get well soon man! Peace. Simon R'Funk

Posted by Simon Rubberfunk on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 12:39 am

Heal up well, brother! SF needs Toph One!

Posted by bassben on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 8:35 am

Sending lots of love your way brother!! We Always Survivin' All Situations!

Posted by Eskae on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 10:39 am

Please keep us informed if any fundraising is necessary for his recovery.

Posted by Court on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 10:42 am

Court -- I'll update here and post to his page as well ...

Posted by marke on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 12:59 pm
Posted by marke on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:07 pm
Posted by marke on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

Topher, I love you and wish all the best in your recovery. Your a native and natives are tough, resiliant, and strong!! Wishing you much love from the Carolinas!!

Posted by Guest Melanie on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 11:14 am

Speedy and painfree recovery, dear Toph!

Posted by Guest miz jewelz on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

Damn brother, I hope we both have speedy recoveries! I'm currently laid up from being taken out by a motorist on the 1st ... at least I'm in good company :/

Posted by OriginalGabriel on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

Hope you get better man.. I still think of the days when you used to live across the street from me on Waller.. Get better soon so you can eat up some ding dongs.. Or was it Ho Ho's? Hope to see you real soon..

-Blase-

Posted by Guest TBC crew on Jan. 10, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

YO! TOPH IM PRAYING TO THE SUN,MOON & THE STARS THAT YOU GET WELL SOON. LOVE U BROTHER!!!..."eyez-one" TMF

Posted by Guest "eyez" on Jan. 11, 2012 @ 11:20 am

Hang in there buddy.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 13, 2012 @ 9:58 am

I wish you a speedy recovery, Toph. All the happiness you've spread over the years is returning in huge waves back to you. You are surrounded by so much love and healing and recovering quickly for sure. From London with love, G

Posted by Guest Gretchen Owen on Jan. 14, 2012 @ 12:37 am

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