SAN LEANDRO -- A teenage bicyclist was injured Wednesday morning after being struck by a car at a busy intersection, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash took place at about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Liberty Street and 163rd Avenue in unincorporated San Leandro, said Officer Daniel Jacowitz.

The 16-year-old San Leandro boy was riding his bike north on Liberty approaching 163rd Avenue when a silver Dodge Neon, traveling south on Liberty, entered the intersection and struck the boy, Jacowitz said.

The driver of the Neon was turning left toward eastbound Interstate 580 when the impact took place.

The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, was knocked off his bike, Jacowitz said.

He was transport to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hayward to be treated for minor injuries.

The driver of the Neon, a 47-year-old San Leandro man, was not injured.

Although the crash remained under investigation Wednesday morning, police said they do not suspect the driver of the Neon was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.