Tree falls, injuring employee in parking lot at Matthews business

MATTHEWS, N.C. — A tree fell and the limbs struck an employee Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot at an auto collision shop at 10916 E. Independence Blvd. south of the Matthews-Mint Hill Road interchange in Matthews, police said.

Strong storms moved through the area at the time of the incident.

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The owner took the worker to a hospital.

The employee’s condition is not known at this time.

Power was also knocked out around that location, which affected nearby traffic lights. Mecklenburg County had about 10,000 power outages, Duke Energy reported.

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