A bicyclist was in critical condition Monday night after being hit by a sport utility vehicle at the intersection of 500 South and 500 West in downtown Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City police Lt. Carl Merino said the 53-year-old man was attempting to cross the busy intersection against a red light just before the on-ramp to Interstate 15 and Interstate 80. Merino said the driver was driving with a green light and struck the cyclist, who was wearing all black, at about 8:50 p.m.
Merino said the man was in critical condition with severe injuries to his abdominal area and his head. He was not wearing a helmet.