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A 45-year-old bicyclist sustained a skull fracture when he collided with an SUV that ran a red light and drove into his path in the Teralta West neighborhood, police said Thursday.

The crash happened about 2:25 p.m. Wednesday when a 2014 Acura SUV headed north on Fairmount Avenue ran the red light at University Avenue, San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims said. The bicyclist, westbound on University, struck the side of the SUV.

“The man was thrown from his bicycle and hit his head on the ground,” Heims said.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital with a skull fracture and other injuries, but he was expected to survive, Heims said. Investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s traffic division were investigating the crash.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.