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Urijah Faber’s sister was in a car accident :-(

Man, this sucks. Urijah Faber’s lil sis was in a bad car accident over the weekend:

Michaella Tastad, 19, was driving home Friday with a friend at 3 a.m. when she rear ended a vehicle slowing down near the site of a single-car accident, according to California Highway Patrol Officer David Martinez. A few minutes later, three more cars collided. Three people were taken to the hospital, but only Tastad suffered major injuries, Martinez said.

Faber said his sister received life-threatening head trauma and is in a medically induced coma at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He said Tastad also has a collapsed lung, spleen damage and several other injuries.

Part of Tastad’s skull was removed and she underwent a second surgery to insert a shunt to help drain fluid, Faber said.

The passenger in Tastad’s car was treated and released from the hospital on Friday, Faber said.

On Monday, Faber said his family received their first good news when doctors briefly took his sister off medicine that induces the coma.

“She gave a peace sign and wiggled her toes,” Faber said. “Then they put her back under … We are done being scared and now it’s about having the recovery we all want.”

That sounds positive, although depending on your opinion of hippies that peace sign might be an indicator of brain damage. Let’s hope that’s not the case and Michaella manages a full recovery. If she’s got even a fraction of the fighting spirit her brother has, she’ll do great. Fortunately this is not Brian Bowles’ sister we’re talking about here.

  • iamphoenix

    her hospital room must be filled with so many scented candles, herbs and dream catchers. shakra bro

  • glassjawsh

    the bowles thing made me smile and also laugh

  • Reverend Clint


  • fightlinker

    now wait til we learn Bowles’ sister did die in a car accident…

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Naw, that shit was funny.

  • Komodo

    That’s some scary shit.

    Positive vibes.

  • Blackula Jonez

    First Patrice O’neal now this, too much too soon dammit.

  • frickshun

    ^^I fucking love Patrice. So sad that most of America doesn’t really know how brilliant he was.

  • fightlinker

    with a name like patrice you better be funny

  • Jarman

    with a name like o’neal, you better be 7 feet tall and black.
    amiright jonez????

  • Reverend Clint

    sucks him and greg geraldo had to die…. next its gonna be colin quinn

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Oh that’s fucked-up Clint, can’t they take Silverman first?

  • frickshun

    I went to Colin Quinn’s show earlier this year. Pretty damn good.

  • G Funk

    And I thought he came from a fam of midgets.

    Pat O’neil was good? I’ve seen a couple of his stand-up shows and not so much at all.

  • Reverend Clint

    i liked him on tough crowd when he would shit on the other comics