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Good Samaritan saves woman who drove vehicle into bay

Good Samaritan saves woman who drove vehicle into bay

Suffolk County Police responded to Patchogue Bay after a woman drove her car into the water last night.


Suffolk County Police responded to Patchogue Bay after a woman drove her car into the water last night.


Mia Samolinski was driving a Subaru Outback in a parking lot off South Ocean Avenue, adjacent to Patchogue Bay, when she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake and drove into the water at approximately 10:10 p.m.


A Good Samaritan, Anthony Zhongor, witnessed the incident and dove into the water. Zhongor was able to open the driver’s side door of the Subaru, help Samolinski out of the vehicle and guide her safely to the dock.


Samolinski, 18, and Zhongor, 17, both from Patchogue, were not injured. The car was pulled out of the bay by a heavy wrecker.

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