‘Good Samaritan’ saved woman as car sank into Atlantic City bay
ATLANTIC CITY — Police say a man in the right place at the right time helped save a passenger in a car that had gone into a bay and became fully submerged before she was pulled out.
Police said the car crashed through a bulkhead on the 3200 block of Fairmount Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday A 29-year-old male and 28-year-old female from Absecon were in the car at the time, when city resident TJ Andrews jumped in to help the man save the woman.
Andrews and the driver were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division for treatment of minor injuries, according to police. The woman was taken to the same hospital with what police described as serious injuries.
After the man and woman were rescued, a crane was used to remove the car from the water with the help of members of the Atlantic City Fire Department, police said.
No one has been charged in the incident so far. The crash is being investigated by Ptl. Fitzroy Simpson, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Atlantic City Police Department Accident Investigation Section at 609-347-5744 or text information to tip411 starting the tip with ACPD.
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