Cops: Unlicensed Man Causes Car to Fall 100 Feet in Hudson Valley
A man allegedly driving without a license is accused of hitting a car, causing it to fall 100 feet down an embankment.
As previously reported, this past Wednesday, a car fell about 100 feet over an embankment near the Racoon Saloon on Route 9W in Marlboro and landed vertically into a body of water.
According to police, a 78-year-old man from Newburgh was driving without a license and unknowingly backed into a parked Honda while trying to back into a parking space.
The impact caused the Honda to slide on snow and ice and ultimately slide over the embankment and down into the body of water, officials say. The 78-year-old Newburgh man was given a ticket for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
A fireman from the Marlboro Fire Department found the Honda unoccupied after members from the fire department used a series of ropes and pulleys to lower a fireman down the embankment to the car.
The owner of the car was later identified as a 26-year-old woman from Beacon. She was found at her home in good health, police say.
No injuries were reported, according to police.
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