Bicyclist Hit by Taxi is in Critical Condition

Another photo of the bike lane. Photo Credit: Lissette Alvarez

Another photo of the bike lane. Photo Credit: Lissette Alvarez

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A bicyclist hit early Sunday morning by a taxicab in San Francisco’s Mission District is in critical condition, according to police.

The victim’s name has not been released.

The incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. on 14th and Mission streets, where the San Francisco Armory, now Kink.com, stands.

Mission Street has no bike lane, but 14th Street does. It’s unclear if the bicyclist was on 14th or Mission.

Twitter user Ben Casement Stoll first reported the incident when he tweeted about the “tons” of police activity on the cross streets. “Really unfortunate,” he said in his post in the early hours of Sunday.

An employee at a nearby Arco gas station said the station has security cameras pointed at the location of the incident. Police asked to review the video, but it’s not known if the cameras captured the incident.

Last year, a car hit a bicycle at the same intersection when the bicyclist failed to stop at a red light.

From January 2009 to November 2010, the Mission had the most reported accidents involving a bicycle of any San Francisco neighborhood, according to a report late last year by the Bay Citizen.

The neighborhood represented about 17 percent of the city’s bicycle accidents in that time period.

(This article will be updated as more information becomes available.)

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