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SLO restaurant owner says crash left him physically broken, overwhelmed by support

Posted at 2:47 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 17:51:40-05

A San Luis Obispo restaurant owner says he is “overwhelmed with hope and feelings of gratitude and love” after a rollover crash last month that left him “physically broken.”

An update posted on gofundme Monday by downtown SLO Sidecar owner Josh Christensen says it is a miracle he is at where he is today.

Christensen’s car collided with a semi truck on Highway 101 near the Cuesta Grade Oct 18 and rolled three times before coming to rest upside down, according to the gofundme update.

Christensen says he has a broken hip, shattered wrist, injured knee, nine broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

“I am quite honestly overwhelmed with hope and feelings of gratitude and love. Despite the severity of my accident… somehow my mind, my internal organs, and my spine were left relatively unscathed. How did this happen? How did I come through this with the ability to still think, reason, and understand what is happening? Quite simply, it’s a miracle,” Christensen wrote.

More than $84,000 has been raised on the site so far to help with Christensen’s medical expenses.

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Thank you all for such incredible support. Please swipe for an update! In addition to what I wrote in the above message I have to thank my entire family for their patience, sacrifice, and love. I especially want to thank @jer_bear09 for holding down the fort in my absence from sidecar…he's finding a new boss level and I couldn't be more grateful for him being my brother and my partner. All my love.

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