Horrified Witnesses Save Man After Car Plunges Into River
The driver put the car in drive instead of reverse, and drove into the river
Police say one man died and another man was hospitalized after their car plunged into a Philadelphia river when the driver accelerated in the wrong direction by mistake.
Officials say the vehicle went into the Schuylkill River just after 5 p.m. Tuesday northwest of the city center.
Police said the two were trying to leave a parking lot but the driver mistakenly put the vehicle in drive rather than reverse and accelerated, causing the vehicle to enter the water
A police spokeswoman says a 30-year-old passenger was able to get out of the car and is in stable condition at Hahnemann Hospital. But the 31-year-old driver, Devon Womack, was later pulled from the water by divers and was later pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital.
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