CALISTOGA, California (August 7, 2013) – Thomas Battat, 50, of San Francsico was killed Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a driver on Silverado Trail just south of Pickett Lane in Napa County, according to reports by the California Highway Patrol and the Napa Valley Patch
About 1:45 p.m., CHP officers reported the accident between the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Impala and the bicyclist who was reportedly riding with a female who was also on a bike. Alvaro Ayala, 39, of Napa was driving the vehicle southbound on Silverado Trail at the time of the accident, the Patch reported. She remained at the scene of the crash to speak with police.
Paramedics responding to the bicycle accident transported Battat by ambulance to St. Helena Hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Police remained at the scene to gather evidence and investigate the circumstances that led to the accident. The roadway was closed down between Dunaweal Lane and Clover Flat Road during the investigation.
–Written by San Francisco Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Attorneys
Sources: http://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx, http://napavalley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/bicyclist-killed-in-car-crash-on-silverado-road-in-calistoga
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