Lights on a police car. Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A 22-year-old woman on a bicycle suffered life threatening injuries Thursday evening in a collision with an SUV in University City.

The woman was riding east at 7:40 p.m. in the 4400 block of Eastgate Mall Road when she veered from a bike lane into the crosswalk to ride north and turned in front of the eastbound SUV, according to San Diego Police Sgt. Michael Tansey.

That’s when the cyclist was struck by a Honda Pilot driven by a 36-year-old woman, Tansey said.

The rider was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital.

Drugs or alcohol were not considered a factor in the accident, Tansey said.

— City News Service

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