An ambulance in San Diego. Photo by Megan Wood for inewsource

A 60-year-old man was critically injured Saturday in a bicycle crash on a steep slope in Bankers Hill.

The rider was heading west on the 600 block of West Laurel Street at an unsafe speed about 3 p.m., San Diego Police Officer Robert Heims said.

The rider made an unsafe move to the right and hit one of the side view mirrors of a car, Heims said. That made him lose control of his bike, and he was overturned and thrown onto the road.

The rider was then hospitalized with a life-threatening head injury, Heims said.

— City News Service

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