2 Hurt as Taxi Crashes on Bridge From the Airport

A crash involving a taxi this morning closed one of the major roads that gets people to and from Philadelphia International Airport for nearly an hour.

The crash closed the Platt Bridge (Pennsylvania Route 291) in both directions between the Schuylkill Expressway and Interstate I-95 in South Philadelphia around 6:30 a.m.

The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes (headed away from the airport) but caused issues in both directions as crews worked to free a person from the wreckage.

A 54-year-old man and an 18-year-old female were hurt and taken to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. Police didn't reveal either victim's condition.

The crash was cleared and the roadway reopened just before 7:30 a.m.

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