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A 34-year-old Somerville woman was struck and injured by a garbage truck while she walked in a crosswalk Thursday afternoon, Massachusetts State Police said.

The woman was struck at 1:45 p.m., State Police said in a statement Friday.

“A 2018 Mack 800 tri-axle garbage truck was traveling northbound on Medford Street and attempted to take a right turn onto Somerville Avenue. Simultaneously, a 34-year-old Somerville woman was crossing Somerville Avenue in a marked crosswalk. The garbage truck struck the woman,” the statement said.

The driver, a 50-year-old Hyde Park man, stayed at the scene, police said. He was not injured.

“The victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital,” the statement said.

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State Police said Thursday that the woman sustained life-threatening injuries.

The truck was towed from the scene, police said. The vehicle is owned by F W Russell & Sons Disposal, Inc. of Somerville.

State Police are investigating the crash, the statement said.


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