BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (PIX11) — An 81-year-old woman was struck by a Department of Sanitation truck in Brooklyn Thursday morning, officials said.

The victim injured her leg when the garbage truck hit her near Fifteenth Avenue and 85th Street in Bensonhurst at around 8:34 a.m., police said. The woman was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive her injuries, police said.

The preliminary investigation showed that the driver, 34, was driving east on 85th Street and when he went to turn left onto Fifteenth Avenue when he hit the woman with the sanitation truck, according to officials. The driver was arrested and charged with the crime of failing to yield to a pedestrian. The NYPD continues to investigate the crash.