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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident in east Charlotte late Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at Independence Boulevard near Alebmarle Road around 10:30 a.m.. Police have blocked part of Independence while they work the scene.

An SUV flipped on its side after colliding with a car. One person suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, according to MEDIC.

Commuters are being detoured off of Independence at Eastway Drive.

Stay with WCNC.com as this story continues to develop.

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