A 31-year-old Kitchener cyclist was taken to hospital with a head injury on Saturday after being hit by a van that failed to yield at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Krug Street, police say.

At approximately 1:24 p.m., the 89-year-old driver of a red Pontiac Montana travelling westbound on Melrose Avenue tried to turn left onto Krug Street after having stopped at a stop sign, Waterloo Regional Police said in a release.

The cyclist, who had been travelling north on Krug Street, swerved to avoid contact with the van, but was hit and thrown from her bicycle, police said. She was then transported to Grand River Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the van and her 86-year-old husband were not injured. The driver was later charged with failing to yield to traffic on a through highway.