Good Samaritan helps rescue woman after car crashes into bay

     A crane moving a car back to land on Sunday after it was pulled from a bay in Atlantic City. ACPD photo.

    A crane moving a car back to land on Sunday after it was pulled from a bay in Atlantic City. ACPD photo.

    Authorities say a Good Samaritan helped rescue a woman trapped inside a car that had crashed into a bay.

    Atlantic City police say two Absecon residents – a 29-year-old man who was driving and a 28-year-old female passenger – were in the car when it crashed around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. They say the vehicle went through a bulkhead before it entered the water.

    Police say city resident TJ Andrews witnessed the crash and immediately jumped into the bay. He then helped the driver free the woman and get her to land.

    Responding officers discovered a fully submerged vehicle. 

    All three were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Authorities say the woman’s injuries are considered serious, while the injuries suffered by the two men are considered minor.

    Members of the Atlantic City Fire Department entered the water and secured the vehicle prior to removal by a crane.

    The cause of the crash remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Accident Investigations Section at 609-347-5744. Information can be sent via text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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