Car hits bicyclist on La Jolla street

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SAN DIEGO — A bicyclist was severely injured after getting hit by a car on a La Jolla street Tuesday, authorities said.

ambulanceThe accident in the 2700 block of Torrey Pines Road occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.

Medics took the victim to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where he was admitted for treatment of serious injuries, SDPD public-affairs Officer Jim Johnson said.

The accident forced the closure of one of two northbound lanes on the roadway in the area for about an hour.