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South Brunswick: Woman Suffers Only Minor Injuries After Car Goes Into The Water (WITH VIDEO)

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Crews pull a 2013 Honda Accord out of a retention basin on Route 1 south by the Islamic Society of Central New Jersey mosque Friday morning. Credits: Police photo
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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Somerset woman suffered only minor injuries after escaping her car, which was submerged under about eight feet of water Friday morning, police said.

According to police, Stephanie Trent, 42, of Somerset, was driving her 2013 Honda Accord south on Route 1 by the Islamic Society of Central New Jersey mosque at 8:30 a.m. when she swerved to the right to avoid a collision in front of her.

The Accord went off the shoulder of the road and struck a fence, then continued into a retention basin filled with about eight feet of water, police said.

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Jersey City resident, Edgar Yudkin, who was involved in the prior collision, then jumped into the pond and swam out to help Trent get out of the submerged car.

South Brunswick EMS transported Trent to St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Route 1 southbound was slimmed down to only one lane as crews lifted the Accord out of the water and towed it from the scene.

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