Spider was on his bike at the corner of 20th and Florida in the Mission at about 12:30
p.m. a.m. on December 17, making a cell phone call, when a black SUV driven by a white or Hispanic man sped by him. Spider shouted out, "Nice way to drive your SUV." The SUV driver then stopped, put the car in reverse, hit and ran over Spider, and then fled the scene. Other people in the neighborhood say they've seen a black SUV driving dangerously around there too.
Spider was rushed to SF General's intensive care unit, where he stayed for over a week. He was placed on a ventilator and then underwent a seven-hour surgery to repair his face. He now has five plates in his face and his jaw is wired shut. His friends are hoping he can come off the ventilator this week, at which point they want to take him home.
There's a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver, and Spider's friends are taking up a collection to help him pay his medical bills. If you saw anything, call the police at 415-553-9179, ask for Inspector Krimsky, and the case is case no. 051413864.
We wish Spider a full and speedy recovery and are keeping our fingers crossed that the SFPD will find the man responsible for his injuries.