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Benefits aim to aid San Francisco DJ injured in weekend hit-and-run

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Fundraisers for local DJ Toph One aim to aid his recovery after a hit-and-run collision over the weekend in San Francisco.

A bicyclist who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision early Sunday morning has been identified as San Francisco nightlife luminary and activist Christopher Evans, better known as DJ Toph One.

According to Facebook posts, Evans is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at San Francisco General Hospital with a broken pelvis.

An outpouring of support from fans, friends and family has reportedly overwhelmed the hospital. The staff is asking that well-wishers do not call or visit.

Announcements about fundraisers for Evans – who is also a writer and artist – have already begun to crop up. A benefit at Public Works in the Mission is going down Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. featuring sets by J Boogie, Chris Orr, B Cause and more. Another at nearby Som Bar will take place Jan. 22 and presents a lineup with Sake One, DJ Stef, Doc Fu, Rascue and others. Both events will be accepting donations and a percentage of bar sales will go toward Evans' recovery.

The popular DJ was struck shortly after midnight near the corner of Ocean and Geneva avenues over by City College of San Francisco, according to San Francisco Police Officer Albie Esparza.

Witnesses said the vehicle involved in the incident fled the scene.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.


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