The NYPD is reporting that a car broke through a guardrail on 96th Street this morning around 10 a.m. and plunged into the Hudson River. Two police detectives pulled a 42-year-old woman out of the water about two blocks from where the car fell in and she was sent to the hospital, but news reports say she’s expected to be okay.
Update: Apparently, the woman’s Toyota Camry crashed into another car as she was making a U-Turn near a parking lot off of the West Side Highway, the New York Post reported. “The car then spun around, was forced off the highway onto a Parks Department service road and through a fence before splashing into the water,” witnesses told the Post. The man involved in the accident said the woman had hit him. He saw her car fall into the river and called police.
The woman was able to climb out of the car before it sank and rescuers got to her as she drifted downriver, NBC News says.
Rescuers looked for more victims but reportedly couldn’t find any.
Police have pulled the car out of the water, CBS reports.
We’ll have more on this as it develops.