Woman, 77, Hit by Vehicle in Napa Crosswalk

Louise Sparlin was hospitalized with major injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Calistoga Street Tuesday morning, according to Napa police, who say the collision does not appear to be drug or alcohol related.

A 77-year-old Napa woman was struck by a vehicle in a Napa crosswalk, according to a bulletin from Capt. Jeff Troendly of the City of Napa Police Department:

On 10-16-2012 at approximately 10:22 a.m., Louise Sparlin (77 years) of Napa was crossing Calistoga St. in the crosswalk, when she was struck by a vehicle driven by John Ray (52 years).

Mr. Ray was N/B on Seminary St. stopped at the stop sign at Calistoga St. Mr. Ray made a left turn at this intersection at a low speed and struck Ms. Sparlin with his vehicle.

This collision does not appear to be alcohol or drug related and is currently under investigation.

Ms. Sparlin was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center by American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service. Ms. Sparlin sustained major injuries. 

The roadway was closed for approximately 30 minutes following the collision, Troendly said.

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Joanna W. October 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I hope Ms. Sparlin is okay... any new reports on her? If only everyone would be more careful... both pedestrians and bicyclists AND drivers. It seems like there are too many articles about accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians now...
Billy Bravo October 18, 2012 at 03:29 AM
She is in ICU in stable condition, she has many broken ribs along with head trauma that includes bleeding of the brain. She has some bad cuts on her head and a lot of bruising through out her body. It will be a long recovery but she is a strong woman and has the company and support of her closest family. Thank you for your concern. -Billy Bravo ( Grandson.)
Joanna W. October 18, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Oh my goodness! Thanks for the update. I am so sorry to hear everything that she is experiencing. I hope she has a smooth recovery even though it will take time. I send her, you, and the family my best thoughts and prayers.


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