Car washed, then plunges into NJ river

AP News
Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:30 AM
Car washed, then plunges into NJ river

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Police believe a woman hit the gas instead of the brake as she left a New Jersey car wash, sending her vehicle into a river.

An employee and a customer at Spotless Auto Laundry jumped into the Hackensack River to rescue the woman on Sunday.

Employee John Goez tells The Record newspaper ( ) they couldn't open the door because of the water pressure. They managed to get the woman out through the window.

A tow truck retrieved the vehicle and the woman was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.


Information from: The Record,