It never fails—no sooner do you get your car washed than it starts pouring rain or you accidentally drive into a freaking river. Such was the unlucky fate suffered by an elderly New Jersey woman who drove directly from a car wash parking lot into the Hackensack River yesterday. The accident was caught on surveillance tape, then turned over to two dimwitted local Fox news anchors for cringe-inducing commentary:
The unidentified driver was rescued by an employee of the Spotless Auto Laundry and a customer who both jumped into the river. The vehicle was almost completely submerged when hero John Goez got to the woman. "She was scared, crying,” Goez told NJ.com. "I kept telling her, ‘Don’t worry, we’re going to get you out of here.' We couldn’t open the door because of the water pressure. Thank God, the window was half open. We got her through the window."
The woman, who sustained minor injuries in the accident, reportedly "hit the wrong pedal" while trying to drive away from the car wash—which, to be fair, does seem to be situated perilously close to the water. Then again, she does live in a place that's literally called River Edge, so you'd think she might be used to this sort of thing by now.