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Fulton bike rider dies from collision injuries

A Fulton man died Wednesday afternoon from injuries suffered in a bicycle collision with two vehicles in northwest Santa Rosa.

Patricio Navarro, 52, had been in critical condition at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital following the Tuesday evening crash at Fulton Road and Francisco Avenue.

He died Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. at the hospital, a Sonoma County sheriff’s official said Thursday.

Highway Patrol officers suspect Navarro was intoxicated at the time of Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. crash. The rider didn’t have a bike light and was not wearing a helmet, and the collision happened as he made a wide turn putting him in the path of a pickup truck, according to a CHP crash report.

The driver told officers she didn’t see him until they collided, the CHP said.

The impact threw the rider into the windshield and as he rolled off the truck he was struck by a passing Prius, suffering numerous critical injuries, according to the CHP.

That driver also told officers she didn’t see him until they collided, the CHP said.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 521-5412 or randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter@rossmannreport.

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