BikeLane.jpgA bicyclist was injured when he ran a red light and was hit by a car at Sixth and Mission streets in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

The cyclist, a San Francisco resident who is about 45 years old, was riding south on Sixth Street when the collision occurred at about 1:50 p.m., police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

“He was described as traveling at a high rate of speed, swerving in and out of lanes,” Andraychak said.

As he crossed Mission Street, allegedly running the red light, he was hit by an eastbound four-door gray Lexus driven by another San Francisco man in his 40s, Andraychak said.

The cyclist was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was not cited.

Although the driver does not appear to have been at fault for the collision, he was cited because he was driving on a suspended license, had false registration and did not have proof of insurance, Andraychak said.

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  • Soonerdiver

    And why wasn’t the cyclist given a ticket? The police office didn’t want to offend the various cycle clubs and groups around the city? If the cyclist was weaving in and out of lanes (signaling lane changes?) and then ran a red light and caused an accident he should have been given multiple tickets.

    This is just one more reason why those who ride bicycles on the streets need to be licensed, have their bikes licensed and carry minimum insurance; the same as auto drivers are required to do.

    More San Francisco justice!

  • Soonerdiver

    And why wasn’t the cyclist given a ticket? The police office didn’t want to offend the various cycle clubs and groups around the city? If the cyclist was weaving in and out of lanes (signaling lane changes?) and then ran a red light and caused an accident he should have been given multiple tickets.

    This is just one more reason why those who ride bicycles on the streets need to be licensed, have their bikes licensed and carry minimum insurance; the same as auto drivers are required to do.

    More San Francisco justice!

  • DT

    Cyclist deserves a ticket and to be sued by the City for his medical expenses at SF General.

  • DT

    Cyclist deserves a ticket and to be sued by the City for his medical expenses at SF General.