Early this week, a North Carolina truck driver was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident on the George Washington Bridge. One person was killed, and two others were seriously injured in the crash.
The bridge, which is sometimes called the “GW Bridge” or the “GWB,” is a very heavily traveled, double-decked, suspension bridge that crosses the Hudson River between the states of New York and New Jersey.
Its primary function is serve motor vehicle traffic between the New Jersey city of Fort Lee and the Manhattan area of New York City, although its upper deck also allows pedestrian and bicycle traffic. It was the subject of the 2013 “Bridgegate” scandal, which involved the closure of certain toll lanes leading to the bridge.