SEE IT HAPPEN: Driver Exiting NJ Car Wash Accidentally Hits Gas, Ends Up Hackensack River


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A driver exiting a car wash in New Jersey accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and careened into a nearby waterway Tuesday.

It happened in Hackensack and involved a 2002 Mercedes SUV, and the incident was captured on video.

The vehicle plunged down an embankment and into the muddy shores of the Hackensack River.

The Hackensack Fire Department said the 64-year-old female driver of the car and her daughter were able to make it out of the vehicle and get back to shore, with the help of a good Samaritan who jumped into the river.

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  1. Humbled….this was meant to be a light-hearted story (washed car takes a second run through a cheaper car “wash”)….not everything has to be the subject of musar….if Yidl613 can see the humor, perhaps step back, take a deep breadth and smile. Obviously, everyone is happy that Mrs. Clean came out a bit muddy but none the worse for wear.