Car washed, then plunges into NJ river

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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 (http://bit.ly/MD64eh ) 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.

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Information from: The Record, http://www.northjersey.com

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