A driver is behind bars this morning after police say that he struck and killed a cyclist while speeding down the wrong side of a narrow San Francisco street.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, 26-year-old Erick Mendez of San Francisco was driving a gold, four-door sedan too fast and on the wrong side of the 500 block of Goettingen Street near Woosley Street at 10:15 Monday morning, when he collided head-on with a 63-year-old cyclist.

The Chron reports that Mendez was traveling south and the cyclist was traveling north at the time of the collision.

Police say that Mendez struck a parked vehicle as he attempted to avoid the cyclist, who "was wearing a helmet and reflective gear," KRON4 reports.

The cyclist, who is reportedly from San Francisco but has yet to be publicly identified pending notification of family members, suffered a "broken neck" in the collision, police say, and died at the scene.

KRON4 reports that the collision was captured on video surveillance footage, and showed Mendez "traveling on the wrong side of the narrow street while speeding" and that "although the collision appears to have been accidental, investigators believe Mendez was at fault."

Police say that after striking the victim, Mendez remained at the scene and attempted to aid the mortally wounded cyclist. Police do not believe that Mendez was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

He was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving on the wrong side of the road, speeding and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

On Monday afternoon, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition released a statement on the collision that appeared to lay as much blame on the street, itself, as on Mendez.

"Goettingen and Woolsey Streets are like many streets across San Francisco," they wrote. "They are quiet, small, residential streets abutting schools, parks and libraries. Every street in San Francisco should be safe for people of all ages to walk and bike. We need greater urgency from our civic leaders on delivering the safe, liveable streets that San Franciscans deserve."

"Eliminating traffic deaths can only be achieved through engineering safe streets," the SFBC wrote, "expanding safety education and smart enforcement of our traffic laws by the San Francisco Police Department."

According to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department, as of Tuesday morning Mendez remains in custody in San Francisco County Jail. As of publication time, his initial court date had yet to be scheduled.