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Bicycle Rider Seriously Injured in Collision With Vehicle in Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) -- A day after a vehicle struck and critically injured a bicyclist in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, a local supervisor on Tuesday said he plans to seek traffic improvements in the area of the park where it happened.

The 30-year-old woman on the bicycle ended up in the hospital with injuries police described as life-threatening after the collision reported around 6:20 p.m. Monday in the area of John F. Kennedy and Kezar drives.

San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston, who represents neighborhoods on the eastern end of the park, said on Twitter that he's been told the bicyclist rode east from JFK Drive when the vehicle traveling on Kezar struck her, and that she is in critical but stable condition.

Preston described the intersection as "a gateway to/from Golden Gate Park" and said it "needs immediate attention to prevent further injuries."

He said, "The fundamental problem remains that this busy intersection prioritizes cars over pedestrians and cyclists."

Preston said he and Supervisor Connie Chan, who represents neighborhoods on the western end of the park, have already spoken about the issue and will be working with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the city's Recreation and Park Department on possible solutions.

Police did not immediately provide any other details about the driver or vehicle that struck the bicyclist. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department's tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.

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