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Highway 29 Head-on Collision Injures Both Drivers

A two-vehicle highway head-on collision recently caused injuries to both drivers, including serious trauma to a Calistoga man. The accident occurred, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along Highway 29 near Ehlers Lane between Calistoga and St. Helena. The news release about the accident said that a Toyota C-HR was traveling in the lane going northbound when it drifted off the road onto the shoulder and hit a barrier, which caused it to veer over the centerline. There, it struck a Hyundai Sonata heading southbound. 

Accident on Silverado Trail Kills Angwin Man in Collision With Box Truck

A box truck collision occurred with a pickup north of Napa recently that claimed the life of an Angwin man. The accident happened along Silverado Trail near Oakville Cross Road at about 11:42 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A Benicia man, 41, was in the big truck and reportedly slowing to make a turn when a Ford Ranger pickup driven by the Angwin man rear-ended the truck. Officials have recently identified the decedent as 83-year-old Colin Albert Erickson of Angwin.

How to Deter Car Theft

Vehicle thefts and carjackings have jumped 17 percent from 2019 to 2021 and plagued many cities nationwide. According to new data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), almost half a million vehicles were stolen during the first half of this year, amounting to about $4.5 billion worth of losses. NICB estimates that about 100,000 more cars will be stolen by the end of this year, fueled partly by social media posts, strained resources, and economic stress.

Fatality and Multiple Injuries Occur in Wrong-Way Driver Crash

An accident on August 19 in Napa caused by a wrong-way driver led to the death of one motorist and injuries to four others. Calls were placed to the Napa police and California Highway Patrol (CHP) at approximately 11:30 p.m. about a multiple-vehicle collision along Highway 29 near Butler Bridge. According to the accident report, a driver going south along the northbound lanes of the highway hit four vehicles.

Accident on South Highway 29 Causes Life-Threatening Injuries

An accident on July 23 in Napa caused life-threatening injuries to a passenger in the car of a wrong-way driver. The collision occurred along southbound Highway 29 near the Imola Avenue interchange around 10:10 p.m. A news release by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that a Cadillac was heading in the wrong direction on the highway when it struck two cars going northbound.

Five Teenagers Involved in Rollover Accident Near Napa 

A solo vehicle crash near Napa injured three teenagers in which the driver, 18, was alleged to be drunk driving. The accident happened along Silverado Trail near Yountville Cross Road around 12:05 in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report, when the driver reportedly lost control, the vehicle rolled and then struck a utility pole. Three of the five occupants riding in the Honda Civic were taken to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center, one of them, an American Canyon resident, with major injuries. 

Speeding May Have Contributed to Injury Crash at Highway 29 Intersection

A multiple-vehicle crash, which was the second along Jameson Canyon Road in about an hour, involved five vehicles on March 15 near Napa. The earlier multiple-vehicle crash involved three vehicles in a nearby location and was caused by a driver running a red light. This accident happened at 12:35 p.m. at the Highway 29 intersection with Jameson Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Red-Light Runner May Have Caused Multiple-Vehicle Accident

A multiple-vehicle accident on March 15 south of Napa caused minor injuries. The collision occurred along Highway 12, better known as Jameson Canyon Road, close to South Kelly Road around 11:40 a.m. A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said three vehicles were involved in the collision, including a Vallejo man, age 41, driving a Dodge Journey. 

Accident at Jefferson Street Intersection Results in Critical Injuries

An intersection accident in north Napa caused critical pedestrian injuries recently. The accident happened at the Jefferson Street intersection with El Capitan Way around 3:56 p.m. Officers with the Napa Police Department arrived at the scene to discover an injured woman, age 61, had been struck by a BMW X5. 

Driver Ends up in Precarious Position Following Off-Road Collision

An unusual single-vehicle crash occurred in Napa on January 30 after a driver lost control of his vehicle, which ended up on top of a 12-foot-high storage container. The accident happened around 5:00 in the morning along Highway 29. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver of a blue Honda lost control of their vehicle and careened off the roadway. 

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