Police officer saves life of elderly woman after she drives car into water

BAY SHORE -- A police officer on Long Island is being credited with saving the life of an elderly woman when she drove her car into the water.

Officer Nicholas Aspromgos responded to reports of a car in the Bay Shore Marina at about 1:00 on Saturday afternoon. He arrived to find a 97-year-old woman inside the partially submerged vehicle.

The officer smashed a window and pulled the woman out of the car.

A by-stander helped lift the woman to the dock. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating how she and her car ended up in the water.

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