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HOUSTON A bicyclist was killed Tuesday night as he tried to cross a northwest Harris County roadway, police said.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. on Fairbanks North Houston Road at Taub Road, according to the Harris County Sherriff s Office.

Police said the cyclist, identified only as an older male, pulled out in front of an oncoming sport utility vehicle. The SUV s driver couldn t stop in time and struck the man. The SUV then swerved off the roadway and went through a fence.

The bicyclist was transported to Cy-Fair Hospital where he later died.

The SUV s driver was not injured.

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