An elderly man and a passenger were injured after a motor vehicle accident onboard the North Ferry on Saturday, police said.
According to Southold Town police, the accident took place on Saturday at 5:54 p.m. when an elderly man, 85, of New York, was driving his 2006 Cadillac onto the ferry boat Manhasett out of Greenport and accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the break, causing the vehicle to accelerate at a high rate of speed and strike the forward metal gunwale of the ferry.
The force of the impact caused the vehicle to turn sideways; the rear bumper struck another vehicle that was already parked on the ferry, police said.
The Cadillac sustained major damage and had to be towed off the ferry, and both the driver and passenger were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment by Greenport rescue, police said.
The ferry also sustained damage and had to be taken out of commission until repairs could be made.