Cyclist hits car in dangerous Providence intersection

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A cyclist struck a car in one of downtown Providence’s most dangerous intersections on Tuesday night.

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Francis Street and Memorial Boulevard in the Financial District.

Police say the cyclist appeared to be trying to beat the red light and ran into the vehicle. they also believe the wet roads contributed to the cyclist’s inability to stop in time.

The victim was taken to the hospital and was treated for minor injuries.

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) said that the intersection is one the most dangerous intersections in the state.