Brooklyn-based DJ Jonathan Toubin, the host of the popular 45rpm rock-and-soul dance party New York Night Train, was critically injured yesterday in a horrific freak accident in Portland, Oregon, where he was visiting to spin a party.
Toubin was sleeping in his ground-floor hotel room when a cab crashed through the wall of the building, pinning him beneath the vehicle. It's scary, "one-in-a-trillion" stuff, and Toubin is currently in critical condition at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland. The driver of the cab may have suffered a diabetes-related medical emergency at the time of the crash, according to police.
Two benefit dance parties have already been set up for Toubin tonight, at Home Sweet Home and Motor City, with all proceeds going directly to him. Here's the Facebook page for the benefits, and here's Toubin talking about the state of NYC nightlife a few years back. [via BrooklynBased]
UPDATE 4:30 P.M.: From Jonathan's booking agent: "Jonathan's family has started a paypal account where you can send donations, please paypal donations to firstname.lastname@example.org This will be the most direct source to helping Jonathan and his family."