Bicyclist struck by car near Panhandle 

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A bicyclist was struck by a car along San Francisco's Panhandle, police and fire officials said Friday.

The accident was reported at 9:40 p.m. Thursday  at the intersection of Fell and Lyon streets, fire department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The 25-year-old man riding the bicycle was struck and hit the hood and windshield of the car, said police Capt. John Feeney from the department's Park Station.

The bicyclist was wearing a helmet and was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Feeney said.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the bicyclist stopped at the scene and called 911, he said.

Police are investigating whether the driver or bicyclist had the right-of-way at the intersection. The driver was not cited, Feeney said.

Feeney, who just took over last week as the captain overseeing the Park District Station, said the accident served as a reminder for drivers and bicyclists to both be vigilant on the roads.

"With the increase in bicycling in the city, especially in the Panhandle area, we want to reiterate that drivers and bike riders respect each other," he said.

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