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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One person was taken to the hospital following a traffic accident Friday morning.

Around 7:30, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to the intersection of East W.T. Harris Boulevard and Independence Boulevard for an accident.

Police say a person on a scooter or motorcycle was involved in an accident, and the driver was taken to the hospital.

MEDICsays the driver was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The scene slowed traffic in the area, and as of 8:30, westbound lanes of W.T. Harris remained blocked; Idlewild can be used as an alternate route.

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