A man riding a bicycle was fatally injured in downtown Washington on Friday evening in a collision involving multiple cars, D.C. police said.

Detectives continue to investigate the crash, which appears to have involved four cars.

At about 7:30 p.m. Friday, the bicyclist and a Kia were traveling west on Massachusetts Avenue NW near the intersection with Second Street NW. A Honda that was also westbound struck the rear of the car and the bicyclist simultaneously, police said. Both the Kia and Honda then drove into the intersection and struck two other cars that were northbound.

Three motorists, including the driver of the Honda, were taken to a hospital for minor injuries, police said. The bicyclist was taken to a hospital and died there from injuries sustained in the crash.

Police on Saturday they would identify the bicyclist after the person’s family had been notified.


Martin Weil contributed to this report.