Update: Driver, Injured Cyclists Identified by Napa CHP

Beatrice McIntosh, 67, and Jean Behse, 72, both of Sonoma, were hit by a car driven by a 69-year-old Napa man who entered the bike lane as they rode south on Highway 29, north of St. Helena, Monday afternoon, according to CHP.

Two Sonoma bicyclists suffered moderate to major injuries Monday when they were hit by a car while riding in a bike lane, Napa CHP officers report.

Beatrice McIntosh, 67, and Jean Behse, 72, were hit as they rode south on Highway 29, north of St. Helena, at about 12:40 p.m.

Driver Norman Pierce, 69, of Napa was coming up behind them on the highway, when his 2001 Pontiac went into the bike lane and struck the women, according to the report.

The crash remains under investigation. Officers didn’t believe alcohol was involved.

The women were taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa. McIntosh suffered major injuries and Behse had moderate injuries, according to initial reports.

For more on this story, please see 

  • Two Bicyclists Hurt in Collision with Car in Napa County
  • Update: Two Elderly Women Injured in Upvalley Car-Bike Crash

In August, a St. Helena man lost his life in a collision with a car while cycling:

  • Victim Identified after Fatal Bike-Car Collision Upvalley
  • CHP: Cyclist Had Right of Way in Fatal Upvalley Crash
  • Crash Victim's Memorial Fund to Benefit Napa Valley Vine Trail

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Louisa Hufstader October 10, 2012 at 05:51 PM
In a sad update to this story, the Napa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the driver has died, likely of natural causes: http://napavalley.patch.com/articles/driver-in-upvalley-crash-found-dead-at-napa-home


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