Cyclist on Bay Wheels bike in critical condition after being hit by driver near Alamo Square

Cyclist on Bay Wheels bike in critical condition after being hit by driver near Alamo SquarePhoto: Google Maps
Teresa Hammerl
Published on November 12, 2019

A man in his mid-twenties suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a driver at Fulton and Webster streets on Friday. 

Few details were available about the collision, which occurred just before 6:30 p.m. Police declined to share further information on the driver or victim, but did note that the incident was not a hit-and-run, as the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officials. The case remains under investigation, and no arrests have been made. 

A photo of the post-crash aftermath posted by NBC Bay Area indicated that the victim was riding a bike from Bay Wheels, San Francisco's Lyft-owned bikeshare program.

NBC erroneously reported that the bike in question was an electric bike; Bay Wheels' ebikes are off the streets until mid-December, due to issues with battery fires.

"We take this report extremely seriously, and our hearts go out to the rider involved," Lyft spokesperson Ashley Adams told Hoodline via email.

Last week, the Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency regarding pedestrian and cyclist deaths in San Francisco. 

Despite the city's stated Vision Zero goals to end these deaths by 2024, there have been 16 pedestrian and cyclist deaths on city streets as of Oct. 31, tying 2018's total and outpacing 2017's total of 13 deaths. 

The intersection of Fulton and Webster, where two bicycle routes intersect, is not considered a high-injury corridor under the Vision Zero program.