Friday, December 9, 2011

Man in Crosswalk Struck By Car in Coma

December 9, 2011 - According to reports a man in a crosswalk in Napa that was struck by a car Thursday. According to Napa Police Department Sgt. Paul Paniagua, the man was struck at approximately 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of H Street, while walking his bicycle across Jefferson Street.

The man that was struck has been identified as Jose Garcia age 39. Garcia was struck in the intersection crosswalk by a black Mercedes Benz that was traveling in the inner lane heading northbound, according to Sgt. Paniagua.

The impact of the collision threw Garcia onto the hood of the vehicle and then to the pavement. Garcia was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and put into the Intensive Care Unit. According to Sgt. Paniagua, Garcia suffered head injuries, multiple abrasions, a fractured hip and lower left leg in the accident and is currently in a coma.

Sgt. Paniagua of the Napa Police, said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and has been identified as Steven Cirimele age 70 and resident of Benicia. According to the Napa Police Department there have been no citations issued and the cause of the accident remains under investigation. This was a free public service message from the bicycle injury lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC 201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310.376.8488.

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