PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A tire fell off a car on the Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County early Wednesday morning, sending at least one person to the hospital. Officials say the tire of a car in the westbound lanes fell off and crashed through the windshield of another car on the eastbound lanes of the expressway, near the Gladwyne exit, shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday.
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#Breaking: Tire falls off a car and crashes through the windshield of a car on the Schuylkill Expressway. One person is injured. Traffic is jammed both directions near Gladwyne. pic.twitter.com/nFLK1CGFhP
— Steve Lindsay CBSPhilly (@SteveLindsayCBS) July 29, 2020
At least one person was taken to Presbyterian Hospital. Their condition is not known.READ MORE: COVID In Philadelphia: FEMA-Run Pennsylvania Convention Center Vaccination Site Extended For Additional 4 Weeks
State police is leading the charge on this investigation. They say as of now there are no criminal charges.
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Crash on the Schuylkill EB at Gladwyne blocking the left lane. Emergency crews also blocking the left lane in the Westbound direction leaving only the partial right lane and shoulder to get by. Delays jamming back to the Conshy curve. @CBSPhilly @TotalTrafficPHL pic.twitter.com/9dYciVQoA4
— Jacqueline Jewell (@JJewelliHeart) July 29, 2020
The incident did tie up the early morning commute as eastbound lanes were closed for about two hours, but have since reopened.