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.