Driver cited in collision with cyclist who ran red light in downtown San Francisco 

A local cyclist was injured in a car collision after running a red light, but the driver of the vehicle could be the one feeling the real pain.

Just before 2 p.m., a male biker traveling southbound on Sixth Street blew through a red light and was subsequently hit by the front end of a Lexus sedan travelling eastbound on Mission Street, according to Sgt. Michael Andraychak of the San Francisco Police Department. Andraychak said that a motorcycle sergeant with the department witnessed the event.

The cyclist, a 45-year-old San Francisco resident, was transferred to San Francisco General Hospital with a nonlife-threatening injury. Upon inspection, officers found out that the driver of the Lexus, a male in his 40s,  had a suspended license, false registration information on the license plate, and no insurance. He was summarily cited and the car was towed, Andraychak said. The police department is still considering whether to cite the cyclist.

The intersection was cleared less than an hour after the accident.

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