Bike-car collision sends Sonoma woman to hospital

A 69-year-old woman riding a bicycle on West Verano Avenue, on Tuesday, June 15, was sent to the hospital following her collision with a car east of Arnold Drive.

The 8:06 a.m, Sonoma resident Kathleen Iundice was cycling on Verano Avenue and collided with a 2011 Nissan Altima, headed eastbound by Kenneth Cavalli, 71, from Sonoma, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

According to the Marc Renspurger of the Napa CHP office, it was the bicyclist who "caused the collision by riding directly into the path“ of the Nissan. There is no bike path or marked bike lane in the area.

Iundice sustained major injuries and was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa by Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority. Cavalli was uninjured. The cyclist was wearing a helmet, and neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in this collision, according to the report.

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