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A construction worker was struck by a vehicle that entered a closed lane on Interstate 75 early Friday morning, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

A 41-year-old man was driving on the interstate when his vehicle entered closed lanes and hit the worker, a 24-year-old man. Lanes in both directions of I-75 in Hamilton County are closed due to ongoing road projects.

(READ MORE: Hamilton County road construction project to close I-75 lanes in both directions for a month)

After hitting the worker, the driver lost control and left the roadway.

Police responded to the scene at 3:14 a.m., and the worker and the driver were taken to a local hospital. Both were treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

The department's traffic division is investigating, and charges are pending, according to the release.

— Compiled by Tierra Hayes

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