2 Injured in Pedestrian Accident on California Boulevard [Napa, CA]
Pedestrian and Driver Injured in Napa Collision on California Boulevard at Stadium Avenue
NAPA, CA (December 19, 2019) – Two people suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident on California Boulevard Monday afternoon.
The police said they got a call about the incident at 3:30 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found a burning SUV on its side in a parking lot on 3200 California Boulevard at Stadium Avenue.
An investigation showed that a woman was driving the SUV northbound on California Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The driver subsequently lost control of the vehicle and struck a pedestrian. It then hit a curb at Pueblo Avenue, continue northbound on the shoulder, and then back onto California Boulevard where it crashed into at least one parked vehicle.
Following that, the SUV crossed over the sidewalk north of Stadium Avenue where it hit a telephone pole and a tree. It then flipped into the air, striking a building 10 feet off the ground. It landed on its side and caught fire.
An off-duty Napa County/Cal Fire employee pulled the female driver from the SUV. Emergency crews transported her to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. On the other hand, there was no immediate information about the pedestrian’s condition.
Meantime, a Napa city firefighter rescued a trapped dog from the burning SUV. They then gave the pet oxygen through a Fido-Mask. Fire officials said the dog will be okay.
The cause of the collision is under investigation. The police are also asking the DMV to re-evaluate the woman’s driving capability.
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