TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Monday morning after being hit by a garbage truck.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the area of Blue Lakes Boulevard and Heyburn Avenue, where the incident occurred a little after 11 a.m. Monday.

The driver of the garbage truck was making a left-hand turn onto Blue Lakes, but did not see the pedestrian crossing the street, said Lt. Terry Thueson.

The pedestrian sustained “significant injuries but was conscious and alert,” Thueson said. The pedestrian was taken to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center.

At this time police are not releasing the names of the pedestrian or driver. Thueson said no citations have been issued as of Tuesday and the incident remains under investigation.

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