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As reported by The Huffington Post and other outlets last week, DJ Jonathan Toubin—-the New York-based, soul-centric DJ whom City Paper readers will remember from his appearance on the Bruise Cruise (not to mention a recent performance at Comet Ping Pong)—-was severely injured in a bizarre accident last Thursday. Apparently, a taxi cab crashed through The Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Ore., driving directly into the room where the popular dance-party DJ was sleeping. Police found Toubin “literally stuck under the front of the car,” HuffPo wrote. Toubin was hospitalized, and last week he was still in critical condition.
Benefits for Toubin’s medical expenses have already gone down in New York and Austin. Today, local booker Sasha Lord announced on Facebook that Comet Ping Pong will be hosting a benefit for Toubin in late January. In the meantime, Toubin’s family are accepting Paypal donations via firstname.lastname@example.org, according to Toubin’s New York Night Train Facebook page.