Tonight while having dinner with friends, one said, 'We need to pray for Lenny. He's missing.' So before we ate, we prayed and within a few minutes, we realized the cyclist in the accident was Lenny Coleman, our friend and neighbor!
Please keep Lenny in your prayers as he is in ICU at Memorial Hospital.
Around 7:15, the loud noise of a helicopter flew overhead and landed at the corner of 5th Street West and Leveroni Drive here in Sonoma.
When I called the local Sheriff (707-565-2121), they said it was an accident between a car and a bicyclist.
On the CHP (California Highway Patrol) website, I found this:
2086 7:06PM Traffic Collision - Ambulance Responding 5TH ST W AT LEVERONI RD Napa
Incident: 2086 Type: Traffic Collision - Ambulance Responding Location: 5TH ST W AT LEVERONI RD ThomasBrothers: 467 1E info as of: 4/15/2009 8:28:09 PM
7:40PM 1039 3A FOR VEH LINE 18//C#34223//BONNEAUS TOW NEXT AVAIL ON PRI
7:33PM 1039 NAPA AIR , WILL SEND AIRSHIP FOR PICS
7:20PM H30 1097
7:15PM 1039 21-S6 COPIES
7:15PM REDCOM REQ ETA FOR GROUND UNITS---ALSO GROUND CONTACT IS 33-81
7:09PM H30 ENRT ETA IS 6-8 MINS
7:06PM 1141 AND FIRE ENRT
7:06PM VEH VS PED
And here is a short video clip of the helicopter:
We pray to Lord for the injured to be healed.
FINALLY, the Sonoma Index Tribune is reporting on this story.
Lenny, by the way, is still in critical care at Memorial with several broken bones. Thank you in advance for praying for him.
Did I mention that no one called his home phone where his domestic partner lives and she didn't know where he was for over 24 hours? It wasn't until after a few of us connected the dots, call Memorial and told her. When she and I went in, the nurse showed us that they did have the correct phone number in his paperwork, so why didn't someone call?
Mon 4/20 6 PM
Sonoma Index Tribune
A bicyclist was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after being injured Wednesday, April 15, in a collision with a vehicle.
The accident occurred at about 7:05 p.m. on Leveroni and Fifth Street West. According to Jaret Paulson, public information officer with the Napa California Highway Patrol office, the motorist, Joan Brady, 69, of Sonoma, was westbound on Leveroni, while the bicyclist, Cecil Coleman was making a left-hand turn onto Fifth Street West when the collision occurred.
Paulson said Coleman apparently failed to yield to oncoming traffic and traveled into the path of the motorist. Coleman was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital by the CHP helicopter. Paulson didn't have any information on Coleman's status.
Paulson said the investigation is ongoing, and the CHP is investigating the sobriety of the injured bicyclist.
No citations have been issued.