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Women in Route 80 bridge SUV plunge reunite with their Hackensack Fire Department rescuers

Photo Credit: grapher captures rescue in Hackensack River bridge plunge

SHOUT OUTS: A month to the day that Hackensack firefighters rescued two women whose SUV plunged over the side of a Route 80 bridge, falling perilously close to the Hackensack River, a reunion brought them all together again.

Liz Wolthoff, 23, said she and Becca Winslow, 25, were headed to their daycare center jobs when she swerved to avoid a tractor-trailer near the Bogota exit.

Her car hit a patch of ice and slid into a snow bank that acted as a ramp, sending her SUV over the guardrail.

It landed on all fours on a tree trunk and part of a chainlink fence.

“Did I kill my best friend?” Wolthoff said she thought.

“I can’t breathe,” Winslow told her. READ MORE….

STORY / PHOTO: Ron Jeffers

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Photographer captures rescue in Hackensack River bridge plunge

CLIFFVIEW PILOT contributing photographer Brett M. Dzadik was on the scene this morning after an SUV hit a snowbank and went airborne off the side of a Route 80 bridge in Hackensack, landing 40 feet from the river.

Two OK after car plunges off Route 80 bridge in Hackensack

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Two young women survived with relatively minor back and neck injuries this morning after their SUV hit a snowbank and went airborne off the side of a Route 80 bridge in Hackensack, landing 40 feet from the river.

SUV wasn’t the first to fall from Route 80 bridge in Hackensack

ONLY ON CVP: The survival of two women whose SUV fell 60 feet from a Route 80 bridge in Hackensack yesterday reminded some of an Upper Saddle River woman who survived a similar plunge in almost the same spot more than 20 years ago.

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