(Barnhart) A Barnhart man was injured early this morning in a traffic accident on Interstate 55 at Route M in Jefferson County.

The highway patrol says 20 year old James Taylor was driving his Ford Mustang south on the ramp from I-55 to Route M when his vehicle ran off the road and hit a concrete barrier.

He was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.

The accident happened just before one o’clock this morning.