Watch: US woman hits accelerator instead of brakes, plunges into river

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The City of Hackensack Fire Department released the footage and showed the moment the woman hit accelerator pedal at the Spotless car wash.

The car was removed from water with the help of a towing company. (Photo: Screengrab)

New Jersey: On Tuesday afternoon, a woman in New Jersey plunged her car into the Hackensack River after she hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.

The City of Hackensack Fire Department released the footage and showed the moment the woman hit the accelerator pedal at the Spotless car wash.

In a Facebook post, the City of Hackensack Fire Department said: “Car was leaving the car wash when the incident occurred - driver hit the gas on mistake.”

The fire department also shared CCTV footage of the incident.

According to reports, the car was being driven by a 64-year-old and also had a passenger - her daughter. Fortunately, the two managed to escape serious injury.

Take a look at the footage below:

The car was removed from water with the help of a towing company.

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