‘Bridgegate’ Traffic Jam Delayed EMS Response; Fort Lee Woman Died
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal now, sadly, has a body count attached to it. Bridget Kelly’s directive ordering “[t]ime for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” may well be bringing her some very serious criminal culpability associated with Wednesday evening’s revelation in the Bergen Record:
Emergency responders were delayed in attending to four medical situations – including one in which a 91-year-old woman lay unconscious – due to traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, according to the head of the borough’s EMS department.
The woman later died, borough records show.
In at least two of those instances, response time doubled, noted EMS coordinator Paul Favia, who documented those cases in a Sept. 10 letter to Mayor Mark Sokolich, which The Record obtained.