BERKELEY (CBS SF) – A bicyclist is in critical condition after a collision with a pickup truck in Berkeley Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said.

The collision was reported shortly after 7:15 a.m. at Ninth and Cedar streets in northwest Berkeley, police spokesman Officer Byron White said.

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The truck was traveling east on Cedar Street when a bicyclist traveling south on Ninth Street struck it despite the truck driver’s effort to swerve and avoid the collision, White said.

The bicyclist, a 58-year-old Albany man, was taken to a hospital and was in critical condition as of midday, according to White.

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The 30-year-old Berkeley man driving the truck stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The collision prompted the closure of the intersection for more than four hours. Police said it reopened as of shortly before 11:45 a.m.

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