MANTECA (CBS13) – A person has been taken to the hospital after they were struck by a garbage truck in Manteca early Monday morning.

Police say a City of Manteca solid waste truck hit a male pedestrian a little before 5 a.m. near S. Airport Way and Yosemite Avenue.

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Exactly what led up to the person being struck, including why they were in the roadway, is unclear.

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Officers say the person was left in critical condition after the accident.

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The roadway in the immediate area will be closed for the next few hours, police say.