At about 6:40 p.m. on Friday, November 4th, 32-year-old Marco Antonio Navarrette was seriously injured in a collision with a drunk driver in Napa. While traveling southbound on Highway 29, 38-year-old Zembya Matamoros lost control of his Mitsubishi Montero SUV, causing the vehicle to rollover onto Navarrette’s silver convertible, which was idling at a signal on Salvador Avenue. The impact sent the vehicle onto the nearby Wine Train tracks. Navarrette suffered a skull fracture and major internal trauma. He was transported to an Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. Matamoros and his passenger, 37-year-old Evan Soriano, were treated at a hospital for their injuries. Police subsequently arrested Matamoros on suspicion of felony drunken driving, explains a California personal injury attorney. Authorities are investigating the accident and have requested that witnesses contact Napa Police Officer John Metz at 707-257-9223.
Napa County accounted for 11 of the 2,373 fatalities and 862 of the 207,651 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents throughout California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, alcohol was a factor in 4 of the fatal and 89 of the injury accidents that occurred in the county.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish Marco Antonio Navarrette, Evan Soriano, and Zembya Matamoros a full recovery.
The Napa Valley Register originally reported this collision.
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