SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A bicyclist who was struck by a car in San Francisco’s Mission District Monday afternoon has been transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to a fire spokeswoman.
First responders were busy dealing with two separate traffic incidents that happened around the same time, one of which sent a bicyclist away in an ambulance after colliding with a car.READ MORE: Fawn Fire Update: 'I See My Life Gone'; Thousands Forced To Evacuate; Arson Suspected As Blaze Burns Homes
The first incident involved a car that struck a pedestrian near the corner of 17th and Diamond Streets in the city’s Castro neighborhood. The second incident involved a car and a bicyclist at 14th and Folsom Streets.
The bicycle collision was reported at 12:35 p.m. according to San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan. CPR was administered to the cyclist before being taken away.READ MORE: Early Morning Crash Shuts Down Lanes On San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Gatpandan said the bicyclist was bleeding when emergency crews arrived and that the four-door sedan involved in the collision remained at the scene.
KCBS’ Margie Shafer arrived at the scene of the cyclist accident and spoke to a witness who said they saw a 4-door white Honda Civic was headed north on Folsom and ran a red light as the cyclist turned left onto Folsom.
The cyclist, an older gentleman with gray hair, was said to be wearing a helmet. His glasses remained at the scene.MORE NEWS: 'Highway Slingshot Shooter' Fires Ball Bearings at Windows Along San Jose's Guadalupe Freeway
The cause of the collision remains under investigation.