Runner Who Broke Arm on NYC Bridge Sues Port Authority

May 31, 2018

A New York man who broke his arm running on the George Washington Bridge is suing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, alleging there’s not enough space for cyclists and pedestrians.

Dennis O’Donnell says he was headed back to Manhattan from Bergen County last year after a training run along the shared pedestrian and bike path. The Daily News reports O’Donnell was clipped by a cyclist and hurled to the ground.

O’Donnell said Tuesday that he broke his arm very badly; to the point that he has only regained about 75 percent of his arm function a year later.

O’Donnell is seeking compensation, but also says he hopes the lawsuit will compel the Port Authority to address safety concerns.

The Port Authority declined to comment.

Information from: Daily News

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  • June 4, 2018 at 5:01 pm
    JASON says:
    If PANYNJ is found liable, or if it fails to defend itself efficiently, I really hope that it will not have an increase with the toll fees...
  • June 3, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    retired risk manager says:
    Remember where this happened. New York. Enough said.
  • May 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    Agent says:
    There is no personal responsibility these days. He should be suing the cyclist that knocked him down. Wasn't the bridge's fault at all.

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