Fundraiser launched for victim of DUI accident near Ferry Point tunnel

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An online fundraiser has been launched to support the man who was seriously injured after being pinned between two parked vehicles as the result of a DUI crash near the Ferry Point tunnel in Point Richmond.

The accident occurred at about 10:12 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, when a motorist who made a u-turn at the Ferry Point tunnel struck a passing truck, which then crashed into several parked cars, according to police. The victim, identified in the Go Fund Me fundraiser as Dave Matthews, was reportedly loading items in his car at the time and was pinned between two cars as a result of the crash.

Matthews was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

“Tragically, Dave lost his 2 legs, 1 at the knee and 1 below the knees,” Mitchell Campos said in the GoFundMe fundraiser he launched for Matthews.

The fundraiser aims to support Matthews’ medical costs, which will include acute rehabilitation, home care nursing and prosthetics.

“Dave was extremely active and won awards in open water swim all over the world, swam Master’s swim at Heather Farm, cycled every day, and worked out,” Campos said. “He’s also an accomplished sculpture artist, and his sculpture has been shown in various galleries and exhibits in California.”

The motorist who caused the accident was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. His identity was not immediately known.