Woman Drives Into River at New Jersey Car Wash

A woman in New Jersey got the kind of car wash she was not looking for when she hit the accelerator instead of the brakes at a car wash in Hackensack, sending her SUV plunging into the Hackensack River.

Footage released by the City of Hackensack Fire Department shows the moment the woman hit the gas pedal at the Spotless car wash, ending up in the river.

According to the fire department, the car’s occupants self-extricated to the shoreline. The driver, a 64-year-old woman, was hospitalized as a precaution, officials said.

NJ.com said a man jumped into the water to help the car’s occupants. Credit: City of Hackensack Fire Department via Storyful