George Washington Bridge


Man Sues Port Authority After Breaking Arm While Running On GWB

May 30, 2018 - 7:41 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A runner who broke his arm on a run across the George Washington Bridge is suing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Dennis O’Donnell claimed in his lawsuit that there is not enough room for bikers, runners, and pedestrians on the bridge.

The Manhattan man was thrown to the ground and broke his arm after he was clipped by a cyclist as he was headed back to the city from Bergen County on a training run along the shared pedestrian and bike path. He said he has regained only 75 percent of his arm function since the accident last year.

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 not commented on the lawsuit.

(© 2018 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)