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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One person was injured after their car slammed into a power pole on South Tryon Tuesday morning.

The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. when a driver lost control of their car and slammed into a power pole on South Tryon near General Drive.

The driver suffered potentially life-threatening injures and was transported to Carolinas Medical Center.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police blocked part of the road due down power lines. The inbound lanes of South Tryon near General Drive were blocked until about 11:30 Tuesday morning.

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