Car crashes into Hudson River

A car went into the Hudson River near 94th Street along the Henry Hudson Parkway on Thursday morning. One person was rescued. (Photo by Kemberly Richardson)

January 12, 2012 1:12:08 PM PST
A driver escaped serious injury after her out of control car ended up in the Hudson River on the Upper West Side.

The accident happened just off West 96th Street in Riverside Park just after 10:00 a.m.

Another driver, who avoided a collision with the woman, watched as she drove through a park, collided with a guard rail and went into the water.

The black Toyota Camry came to a rest partially submerged in the waters off West 96th Street.

Police say the woman climbed out of the car and yelled that she made a mistake and needed help.

Two Emergency Services Unit officers arrived quickly and rescued the 42-year-old woman.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment, and authorities said she is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after making comments about recent family problems.

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