Kids Save Woman From Submerged Car, Witnesses Say
Incident occurred on Maple Ave. in Glen Rock Saturday afternoon.
Neighborhood kids saved a woman from a car submerged by flood waters at the train underpass on Maple Ave., according to witnesses on scene.
At around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, a woman in a grey Honda Accord was driving north on Maple Ave. when she maneuvered around safety cones set up to prevent passage beyond Glen Avenue. Before she knew it, the vehicle was submerged with what witnesses estimated to be four-to-five feet of water.
Lucky for her, kids in the neighborhood (identified as Mark Mifsud and Luke Kyriazis, both 14) waded through the water and were able to breach the door, freeing her, witnesses said. A Glen Rock volunteer firefighter also helped pull the woman from the standing water, witnesses said.
The driver, who required the use of a cane and was visibly shaken, did not appear injured. Her vehicle was towed about an hour after the incident was first reported.
The road, one of many in Bergen County hit by flash floods, has since reopened. Flash flood warnings were issued to Bergen, Passaic and Essex County.
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