Bridge Fatality Causes Heavy NY-NJ Delays

NEW YORK (AP) — A fatal accident on the George Washington Bridge closed the span’s westbound lanes for two hours.

The bridge’s operator, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, says one one-hour delays in both directions continued past Wednesday’s morning rush.

The agency says a car collided with a truck at 5:20 a.m. on the westbound upper level.

The car driver was killed, and his passenger was injured. She was taken to Hackensack Medical Center. Her condition was not immediately known.

The agency says one westbound lane was reopened at 7:15 a.m. It said congestion was heavy eastbound because of rubbernecking.

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  • Nikki Martin

    Understand your frustration but that’s more than cold hearted and should consider thinking before speaking!

  • Nick

    Always one jackarse that insists on cutting off a truck, expecting tons and tons of moving metal to suddenly stop on a dime. And than traffic has to be stopped for everyone else for hours because of this jackarse. Just shove it’s garbage of a corpse off the bridge and move on.

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