Elderly couple sustains minor injuries after car ends up in river

By News Staff


An elderly West Warwick couple is expected to be okay after their car ended up in the Pawtuxet River Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the preliminary investigation shows the couple was in their car in the parking lot of The Phenix Sportsmen Club when the operator mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake sending the vehicle in the river.

A bystander in the club saw what happened and helped rescue the couple.

They both sustained minor injuries and are expected to be okay. 

The accident remains under investigation.

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