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Charlotte traffic: Student struck by mom’s car outside Selwyn Elementary School

A pedestrian was hit near Selwyn Elementary at 2840 Colony Road on Friday. Injuries were reportedly minor, and no one was taken to the hospital, emergency officials said.
A pedestrian was hit near Selwyn Elementary at 2840 Colony Road on Friday. Injuries were reportedly minor, and no one was taken to the hospital, emergency officials said. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

A student suffered non-life threatening injuries Friday morning after being struck by the student’s mom’s car outside Selwyn Elementary School in Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokeswoman Stacy Sneed said.

The student had just gotten out of the car to go to school, Sneed said.

The student’s mom took the child either to a hospital or a doctor’s office for treatment, Sneed said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reported responding to the incident in the 2800 block of Colony Road about 7:40 a.m.

Medic responded to the scene but reported that it didn’t take anyone to the hospital.

State highway officials, meanwhile, are reporting that a medical emergency has closed the Interstate 77 northbound ramp lane to Arrowood Road.

The nature of the emergency wasn’t immediately known. The emergency was reported about 8 a.m.

Police earlier responded to two wrecks where injuries were reported.

The first wreck happened about 5:45 a.m. on Old Dowd Road at Marshall Acres Drive in west Charlotte.

The second wreck was reported about 6:20 a.m. at Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Providence Road. One lane of Providence Road was blocked but is now clear.

In other traffic news, expect heavy congestion Saturday around the U.S. National Whitewater Center as the center holds its first major event of the year, the Green River Festival.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police will manage traffic to ensure adequate emergency access on Belmeade Road and reduce traffic problems for residents of the road.

Since the heaviest congestion is expected at I-485, Exit 12 at Moores Chapel Road, CMPD recommends these alternatives to access the center:

▪ From I-485 Inner or Outer Loop:

Take Exit 14 ramp onto Mount Holly Road/N.C. 27 and turn west (right).

At Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, turn left.

At Belmeade Road, turn left.

At Whitewater Parkway entrance, turn right.

▪ From Gaston County on I-85:

Take Exit 27 from I-85 northbound onto N.C. 273.

Turn north (left) onto N.C. 273.

Come through Mount Holly and turn east (right) onto N.C. 27.

At Belmeade Road, turn left.

At Whitewater Parkway entrance, turn right.

Staff Photographer John Simmons contributed.

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