Good Samaritan saves woman whose car plunged into Passaic River

A resident from Belleville is being deemed a hero after jumping into the frigid waters of the Passaic River to save a woman whose car plunged into the water.

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2019, 12:14 PM

Updated 1,909 days ago

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Good Samaritan saves woman whose car plunged into Passaic River
A resident from Belleville is being deemed a hero after jumping into the frigid waters of the Passaic River to save a woman whose car plunged into the water.
The incident happened Monday afternoon.
According to officials, Mariam Egberongbe, 22, of Orange, hit a guardrail while driving, causing her car to plunge into the river.
Officials say a man, identified as Michael James, saw the accident and sprang into action.
The vehicle was recovered by Lyndhurst, Wallington and Oradell dive teams.
News 12 News Jersey is told James is doing well.


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