Police Probe How NJ Woman Got on GWB's Lower Level
The 26-year-old New Jersey woman broke her ankle on the lower level, which shouldn't be accessible to pedestrians
Authorities want to know how a pedestrian ended up on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge and injured herself.
Christina McQuaid, 26, of Leonia broke her ankle early Saturday after getting her foot stuck in a roadway grate.
But since the bridge's lower roadway doesn't have sidewalks and shouldn't be accessible to pedestrians, it's unclear how she got there. Investigators believe she may have been a passenger in a car and was dropped off somewhere along the bridge, but that had not been confirmed that as Saturday afternoon.
The Record reports
McQuaid told authorities she went out for drinks in the Bronx on Friday night, then took a shuttle to Riverside Park in New York. She eventually decided to walk across the bridge to get home, the paper said.
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Published at 2:37 PM EDT on May 26, 2012
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