Two motorists were taken to the hospital following a three-vehicle crash on Silverado Trail near St. Helena on Sunday afternoon that shut down the Trail to traffic, the California Highway Patrol reported.
A northbound car driven by Luis Fernandez, 20, of Calistoga made an unsafe turning movement, causing the collision that involved two southbound cars just north of Madrone Knoll Way, the CHP said.
Fernandez’s vehicle sideswiped a car driven by Dulce Guerrero, 48, of St. Helena, then collided head on with a car driven by John Bowles, 66, of Benicia that was following her, the CHP said.
Bowles was flown by a CHP helicopter to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa with major injuries, the CHP said. The hospital reported Monday that Bowles was listed in serious condition.
Fernandez was taken by ambulance to Queen of the Valley with minor injuries, according to the CHP. Guerrero reported no injuries.