way to his
San Francisco studio,
and terrifying moment
nearly cost the artist his
is struck by a car on Fifth
and Mission Street leaving the artist
with two broken legs, bones that tear through his flesh, nearly causing
amputation of his right leg, and a broken left arm, all of which land
him at the emergency department of San Francisco General Hospital.
near fatal accident immediately hit the west cost newspapers, most
notably Herb Caen's column of the San Francisco Chronicle, leaving
many stunned by the news.