Car slips out of gear and plunges into NH river

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Posted: Oct 25, 2010 9:25 PM
Car slips out of gear and plunges into NH river

Don't you hate it when something's not where you left it? Sarah Cullen knows the feeling. Cullen, of Portsmouth, N.H., was in the post office there Thursday when her unoccupied car rolled from its parking spot, crashed through a metal fence and fell off a pier into the Piscataqua River.

The 2005 Honda CRV, which has a standard transmission, apparently slipped out of gear while she was away, landing on its side and partially submerged in the river. Within about an hour, a tow truck hoisted the car out of the river and lowered it onto the street.

Cullen told the Portsmouth Herald she was glad it wasn't high tide when her car took the plunge.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com