SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – An elderly man was critically hurt crossing the street near the intersection of Castro and Market after a bicyclist ran a red light, San Francisco police said.

The light had just changed as a 73-year-old man stepped into the crosswalk and the bicyclist entered the intersection traveling downhill fast on the southbound side of Castro Street, said San Francisco Police Department Capt. Al Casciato.

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Casciato said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and the male cyclist also had injuries that required hospitalization.

Early Thursday afternoon, police issued a statement saying the elderly pedestrian was in a non-life threatening condition.

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“The bicyclist, we know, has some type of injuries to the shoulder and possibly head. I don’t know if he had a helmet on at the time,” Casciato said.

Both were taken by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital.

The crash was reported to authorities at 8:09 a.m.


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