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Bicyclist hit by garbage truck in Cambridge

A bicyclist was injured when he was hit by a garbage truck in Cambridge this morning, police said.

The bicyclist was struck by the truck at the corner of Inman and Harvard streets at about 8:20 a.m., said Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick. He said it appeared to have happened near a stop light, but did not have details of the crash.

The man on the bike was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with a leg injury, but is expected to survive, police said.

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The driver of the truck did not leave the scene and is cooperating with police, Warnick said.

Cambridge police are investigating the accident.

Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.