Bicyclist hit by car suffers head injury

A bicyclist suffered a serious head injury when he was hit by a Honda merging into a bicycle lane in Fremont Wednesday morning, police said.

The collision on westbound Stevenson Boulevard near Interstate Highway 880 was reported at 6:25 a.m., police Officer Geneva Bosques said.

The bicyclist, a 27-year-old Oakland man, was heading west approaching the on-ramp to Highway 880 when the driver of a Honda CR-V merged into the bike lane and struck the bicyclist, Bosques said.

The collision knocked the biker onto the hood of the Honda, causing major front-end damage to the car and shattering its windshield. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and suffered a visible head injury.

He was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Bosques said. The driver of the Honda was not injured. It was still dark when the collision happened and the bicyclist was not riding with lights, Bosques said. P

olice are still investigating the case and have not determined what caused the collision.