A cyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a car south of Dupont Circle, police said Tuesday.
Police responded to the report of a cyclist struck in the 1100 block of 19th Street NW at 1:16 p.m. Tuesday, a spokesman for D.C. police said. The cyclist, an adult female, was transported to a local hospital.
Further details about the cause of the collision or the cyclist’s current condition were not immediately available.
The collision came the same day the D.C. Council postponed action on legislation that would make it easier for bikers and pedestrians injured in collisions with vehicles to collect damages.
Current law prevents bikers from collecting insurance unless the driver is 100 percent at fault in an accident. Under the new proposal, if a bicyclist is less than 50 percent at fault in an accident, he or she would be able to receive full compensation for damages.