A St. Helena man died Saturday after he collided with a car at the intersection of Deer Park and Sanitarium roads, the St. Helena Star is reporting.
The 54-year-old cyclist was riding westbound on Deer Park Road, when he struck the front of a BMW driven by a Napa resident. The driver was trying to make a left-hand turn to go north on Sanitarium Road, the California Highway Patrol said.
The bicyclist was taken to St. Helena Hospital. The cause of the collision is under investigation, but alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash. The accident comes on the heels of at least half a dozen incidents over the past three months in Sonoma and Napa counties where cyclists were killed or injured by drivers.
On Thursday, a Santa Rosa cyclists was injured after a driver chased him and then ran over him on a Santa Rosa golf course. The victim sustained a broken wrist and road rash and was hospitalized. The driver was later arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.