A Cincinnati DJ is in the hospital is still in critical condition after being dragged by a car Saturday morning.
Andres Bautista was on his way to his girlfriends car in OTR after leaving a bar early Saturday morning. The car was side-swiped by a red four-door pickup truck; when Bautista attempted to confront the driver, he lost his balance and grabbed onto the truck's side mirror.
The driver then sped off, and Andres was dragged by the truck for several blocks. Bautista's lungs were crushed, his liver was heavily damaged, and he suffered several broken ribs. He has undergone at least eight hours of surgery thus far, and remains in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center's intensive care unit. Police have an ID on the driver, but no arrests have yet been made.
Bautista is known in Cincinnati for his label, It's OK Records, and his DJing. He has been a resident DJ at the Mockbee, performing under the name DJ AB. Listen to some of his tracks here.
Bautista's brother, Scott Olson, has started a GoFundMe to support his medical costs, which will understandably be quite high. Bautista's family is unsure of the exact cost of his medical care yet, but as of press time have raised almost $1,800 through community support.
If you want to join Cincinnati's music community in supporting one of our own, please consider donating to Andres' medical costs.