Man struck by car in serious condition |

Man struck by car in serious condition

A Nevada City pedestrian was in the hospital with major injuries Sunday after being struck by a vehicle Saturday just outside of Grass Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Gary T. Garton, 67, was in serious condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to CHP Sgt. Dee Labrador of the Sacramento office.

Garton was walking westbound along Greenhorn Road about 6:30 p.m. just up the hill from Brunswick Road when he was struck, Labrador said. He was hit by a westbound Mazda being driven by Virginia Trapani, 58, of Grass Valley.

“It appears he was walking in the roadway and she didn’t see him, it was dark and there are no street lights,” Labrador said. “It’s still under investigation to determine who was at fault.

“Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor,” for the victim or the driver, Labrador said.

A CHP helicopter was flown to the scene and Garton was airlifted to the hospital.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail or call 477-4237.

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