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Hawthorne Firefighters Rescue Driver After Car Falls Into Brook

09/11/2018   A driver trying to get onto Route 208 in Hawthorne early Tuesday night lost control of her car, which barreled down an embankment and over a wall into Goffel Brook. The woman was alert and thanking Hawthorne firefighters through tears of joy as they turned a ladder into a makeshift basket and carried her over the wall before she was placed on a gurney and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The crash occurred just before 7 p.m. as she tried to turn onto northbound Route 208 from Goffel Road. Responders from several towns rushed to the scene.

   

Boyd A. Loving contributed to this account.