Police: 2 Injured in Car Accident On Ferry

Both the car and the ferry were damaged in the accident, police said.

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.
Patricia McGayhey February 02, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Maybe its time to take away the keys, hope everyone was ok!
Marlen Quiles February 02, 2014 at 11:42 AM
My sister was the passenger in the car and is in really bad shape. She is worried for her cat who ran out of the car after the accident. I have posted a picture of the cat in the Town Square. If anyone has seen the cat a long hair black cat with a clipped ear goes by "scarlett' ,please contact me through my email is marlenquiles@gmail.com. Thank you.
Lisa Finn February 02, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Marlen, Can you send me an email with your contact information? I'd like to speak to you. Lisa.Finn@patch.com. Also, can you email me a photo of her cat? I'll do a story to help find her. Thank you, Lisa


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