Car Plunges Into River After Car Wash
A River Edge woman whose car got soaked twice on Sunday — in a carwash and in the Hackensack River — suffered minor injuries after the car left the carwash and plunged into the river, authorities said.
The woman, who was not immediately identified, apparently hit the wrong pedal and she and her car ended up in the river, police said. She was rescued by a carwash employee and a customer and treated at Hackensack University Medical Center.
“I thought about my own mother,” said John Goez, 40, of Teaneck, an employee at the Spotless Auto Laundry who jumped into the river and, with the customer, rescued the driver, whom he described as an elderly woman.
“She was scared, crying,” Goez said of the trapped driver.