OAKLAND -- A man was badly injured when his bicycle collided head-on with a car in downtown Oakland Monday afternoon, police said.
The man, whose name, age and place of residence was not released, suffered a collapsed lung and head injuries. He was in serious but stable condition at a hospital.
The driver of the car, a Mustang, was not hurt. He stayed at the scene to give a statement to police. His name was not released.
The collision happened at 12:59 p.m. at the intersection of 12th and Oak streets, across from the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse.
Police said the Mustang was going westbound on 12th Street when the collision occurred. Police were trying to determine exactly which way the bicyclist was going. Preliminary reports were he was riding eastbound on 12th Street.
The impact sent the bicyclist flying off his bike and onto the hood of the Mustang where his head slammed into the windshield, authorities said.
The collision is under investigation.