The police, friends and family are seeking any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a traffic collision that occurred at 12:33am late on Friday night/early Saturday morning (December 17) at the corner of Florida St. and 20th St. in the Mission. Our dear friend and honorable contributor to the SF community, Spider Davila (aka J. Comford), was riding his bicycle and was violently struck by a motorist believed to be driving an SUV. The motorist fled the scene. Police have a description of the SUV, which is likely to have front-end damage. The driver, or passenger(s), have yet to be identified. Police, family and friends are looking for any witnesses to this violent hit-and-run accident, or if someone saw this vehicle in the neighborhood around this time, if they have any information about the suspect(s), or if they were a passenger in the vehicle, we are asking them to please come forward.

Any information about the accident should be passed on the the SF Police. The Case # is 051413864. You can call Inspector Krimsky at the Hit and Run Detail at 415-553-9179. We desperately need any information—please help us help our dear friend. If you have any information about this accident, you can also email For those who wants updates on Spider’s condition, want to make a donation, or offer their help, please read and post on in the section marked guestbook under the heading “Extra” and someone will get back to you.
Spider is currently in San Francisco General Hospital in ICU, with numerous fractures in his face and a shattered jaw, a broken arm, and is currently intubated for respiratory support (breathing through a tube on a respirator). He is a beloved friend to many and a tremendous volunteer in the SF Community—he has made a massive impact with all of his volunteering for numerous organizations, fundraisers and events in the city: some examples include the YMCA, working with kids at the Crucible; volunteering extensively at The Bike Kitchen and Cyclecide; riding in the AIDS/LifeCycle; and was on the Gate/Perimeter crew at Burning Man. He is known and adored for his dear heart, kindness, warm laugh, and boundless generosity. His family and the community are hoping someone will come forward to honor the humanity of this extraordinary man.

Posted by: Marcia

We are soliciting donations for his medical bills.
Any checks can be written to:
J. Comford
and mailed to:
Help Spider Fund
P.O. Box 740A 14th St., Slot #425
San Francisco, CA 94114

Or you can donate via Spider’s PayPal account:

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