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14-year-old boy struck by car while pushing bike across Independence

All outbound lanes were closed after the teen was struck by a car during Friday evening's commute.
Credit: City of Charlotte
This image, provided with an arrow by the City of Charlotte, shows the police presence on Independence Boulevard.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All lanes of Independence Boulevard have reopened after a 14-year-old was struck by a car during Friday evening's commute.

The 14-year-old boy was pushing his bike across Independence Boulevard near Eastway Drive when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

Authorities had closed all lanes leading out from uptown Charlotte towards Matthews after the incident.

The teen, whose name was not released, was transported to Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

It was not immediately known why the person may have been in the roadway.

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