Kite surfer blown onto San Francisco's Great Highway, hit by car

SAN FRANCISCO -- A kite surfer was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he was blown onto the Great Highway in San Francisco and then hit by a car.

According to authorities, at around 3:12 p.m. the kite-surfer was setting up his board when a gust of wind carried him into the southbound lane of traffic where he was struck by a vehicle.

The pedestrian was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Southbound traffic at Great Highway/Lincoln will be shut down until the Traffic Collision Investigation Unit completes their investigation.

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