Fundraiser created for North Market employee hospitalized after serious car accident

Jack McLaughlin

An employee of one North Market Downtown vendor was recently injured in a serious car wreck, and coworkers have turned to the Columbus community for help.

According to an Instagram post from Mini-Super, the compact grocery store located inside the North Market, employee Dave Caggiano was involved in a car accident the day after Christmas, resulting in three cracked vertebrae, a cracked rib, a concussion and several facial abrasions.

After being hospitalized for several days, Caggiano, who was described by one co-worker as “possibly the funniest person in the North Market,” is now at home, but facing at least six weeks of recovery.


A Mini-Super coworker named Matt Miner recently launched a GoFundMe account for Caggiano to help pay for new glasses (which were destroyed in the accident), in addition to hospital bills and living expenses.

You can contribute the cause here. At the time this story was published, the GoFundMe account has raised $2,600 of its $25,000 goal.

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