Cyclist From San Francisco Fatally Struck Near Calistoga

CALISTOGA (CBS SF) — A bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Silverado Trail near Calistoga in Napa County Tuesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.

The CHP identified the bicyclist as 50-year-old Thomas Battat of San Francisco.

The collision on southbound Silverado Trail north of Clover Flat Road happened around 1:40 p.m., CHP Officer Anna Paulson said.

Battat was riding south on the right shoulder when he rode into the southbound lane of traffic directly into the path of a southbound 2000 Chevrolet Impala, Paulson said.

Battat suffered major injuries, was given CPR and was taken to Saint Helena Hospital where he died, Paulson said.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Alvaro Ayala, 39, of Napa, was not injured, Paulson said.

Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the collision, Paulson said.

The collision closed Silverado Trail between Dunaweal Lane and Clover Flat Road in Napa County.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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