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Motorcyclist Injured On GWB In Benefit Charity Run

View on the bridge.
View on the bridge. Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO: Birjit Cotti

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A motorcyclist injured on the George Washington Bridge during an annual charity ride out of Haworth told police she'd had a mechanical problem, Port Authority police said.

The 50-year-old victim was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with neck and knee injuries after her motorcycle struck a barrier and she fell over it during the 18th annual Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.

What began as a way by restaurateur Don Dickstein to buy a cycle for Cresskill police in 1999 has raised well over $1 million for, among others, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Joey's Fund, Special Olympics NJ, Haworth Volunteer Ambulance and Police Auxiliary and various local charities.

This year’s nearly 60-mile event centered, as usual, on the Hardenburgh Avenue restaurant in Haworth and continued with a run across the GWB and back, escorted by local police and featuring various other motorcycle law enforcement officers.

The GWB was closed temporarily as more than 700 riders — from throughout New Jersey and beyond — quickly passed through.

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