Pedestrian Hit by Car In Downtown Napa

Paul Pena was in a crosswalk on Jefferson Street Thursday morning when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Victoria Morgese, according to Napa police. No arrests were reported.


A 54-year-old Napa man was taken to Thursday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing Jefferson Street, according to a shift activity log from the :

On 06/28/12 at approximately 0832 hours NPD Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle versus a pedestrian at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Clay Street. 

Paul Pena (54 of Napa) was walking on the north side crosswalk of Clay Street crossing Jefferson Street. 

Victoria Morgese (53 of Napa) was driving her vehicle eastbound on Clay street at Jefferson Street. 

Morgese began making a left turn to north bound Jefferson when her vehicle struck Pena. 

Pena complained of pain and was transported to QVH.

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Dave Wilson June 30, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Im Not sure but between bicyclists and pedestrians, I am a little tired of them thinking they own the road. They dont follow the rules, they ride side by side and dont stop at Stop signs or red lights, walkers dont look, Because they have the Right of way any where they walk. What happen to look both ways, precede when safe? Amazes me! Sorry you cant argue the point when your Dead. And parents! Hold on to those kids, what a feeling it must be to run over a kid or anyone because they or the Parent were STUPID, Yes Stupid Ignorant, What ever. I was taught better! You people better wake up, or Die and dont complain. Sorry its true, Pay attention and obide by the rules. Or suffer the consequences.
Jeanine Calvert July 01, 2012 at 05:45 AM
He was in the crosswalk......I am dumbfounded at the lack of sympathy and intelligence you displayed in your tirade. HE WAS IN THE CROSSWALK. Sorry you are so inconvenienced that sometimes people have to cross the street on foot that you would spit out such an ugly (and grammatically poor) response to this poor man getting hit while USING THE CROSSWALK. It doesn't matter if people are dancing in the street. Annoying? Perhaps, but if you are operating a vehicle you have the potential to do great bodily harm and/or death - hence it is our responsibility as drivers to watch out for pedestrians.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) July 01, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Dave and Jeanine, you both might find Sari's new post worth a read: http://napa.patch.com/blog_posts/thanks-to-a-stranger
Veronica July 02, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I read Sari's 'thanks to a stranger' and yes, I would hope that motorists show courtesy to everyone on the road, whether on foot, 2 wheels or 4. We all know pedestrians have right-of-way but, when I'm walking, I definitely look before crossing any area that has vehicular traffic. I make sure a car's driver sees me and I wait for a head nod or a wave. It's my life at stake. I understand this victim was in a crosswalk but it brings up the related issue of pedestrians who don't show sensible caution and blindly trust that motorists will see them and stop. While Dave may not be using tact or good grammar, his point could be interpreted as suggesting that ALL who share the road show courtesy and responsibility.


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