Cyclist seriously injured in collision with SUV in Pacific Heights 

A man who failed to halt at a stop sign while riding a bicycle in the Pacific Heights neighborhood Sunday night collided with an SUV, suffering life-threatening injuries, police said Monday.

The 51-year-old bicyclist was heading northbound on Laguna Street when he failed to stop and struck an SUV driven by a woman who was parking in her garage midblock on the street, according to police Officer Gordon Shyy.

Officers responded to Broadway and Laguna streets for the traffic collision about 9:15 p.m. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

Of the nine pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities in San Francisco so far this year, one was the fault of the bicyclist, five were the motorists' fault and three were pedestrians' fault, Police Chief Greg Suhr said at a pedestrian safety awareness event May 19.

"So there's plenty of responsibility to go around," said Suhr, as collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists continue to be an issue of concern for The City.

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Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong

Jessica Kwong covers transportation, housing, and ethnic communities, among other topics, for the San Francisco Examiner. She covered City Hall as a fellow for the San Francisco Chronicle, night cops and courts for the San Antonio Express-News, general news for Spanish-language newspapers La Opinión and El Mensajero,... more
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