A male cyclist was injured in an auto vs. bicycle collision in downtown Lafayette Thursday, the subsequent investigation into the crash throwing traffic in the area into a snarl.
Police quickly sealed off the area of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Moraga Road after the crash was reported at about 1:48 p.m. with officers arriving to find a male rider down and being treated by a doctor who stopped to render aid. Readers contacting this site initially reported that the unidentified rider was down and unresponsive with a head injury and apparent road rash. An ambulance arrived to take the rider, who appeared to be alert and talking, to a local hospital.
Police said the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision has been cooperative and was interviewed by officers. Based on an initial investigation, police believe the bicyclist went through a red light and entered the intersection against oncoming traffic when he was struck.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234. For any tips, email: 94549TIP@gmail.com or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.