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Officer: Man suffers 'lower leg amputation' from crash

A gardening truck is wrecked on Harris Road and Wilderness Drive Monday, April 2, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX Photo)

A man was rushed to the hospital Monday following a crash in southwest Bakersfield that left him without a leg, police said.

A gardening truck crashed into a tree around 4:40 p.m. near Harris Road and Wilderness Drive.

Police Sgt. Jeff Saso said the passenger "sustained moderate to major injuries which included a lower leg amputation." The sergeant did not specify if the amputation was a result of the crash or if medical personnel had to amputate the man's leg.

The man is expected to survive, Saso said.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Officers are still not sure what caused the crash.

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