Driver thought he put the van into park

Bridgeport–Shortly after 8pm a mini-van apparently rolled into the Pequonnock River at 305 Knollton. When the initial call came in police and firefighter were uncertain if it was an accident or suicide attempt and immediately dispatched police, fire, EMTs, dive team and fire boat. Quickly the call came in that the driver was out of the vehicle and safe on dry land. The fire boat was recalled but the dive team remained on scene to assist getting the vehicle out of the water.   The driver thought he put the car into park when it rolled into the river.   The driver was not injured.

By Stephen Krauchick

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