A woman who was seriously injured when her car crashed off a pier earlier this week died on Friday, January 11. Margrit Mueller, 68, had been in critical condition and was unconscious since her accident on Monday, January 7.
Mueller and her passenger, Ellen Halvorsen, went off a Bay Shore pier and the car landed upside down in freezing cold water.
Two Good Samaritans who heard the crash jumped into the water and were able to pull Mueller from the submerged car. But Halvorsen remained trapped underwater for at least 20 minutes before she was freed by police and emergency workers. Halvorsen, who lived alone in an apartment above a land surveyor’s office in Bay Shore, died shortly after the accident.
Both of the women suffered cardiac arrest, but the medical examiner has not released the official causes of their deaths.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Automobile Accidents.