Couple in their 70s rescued after car crashes into Long Island canal

In their 70s, Good Samaritans and officials saved a pair whose car plunged into a canal on Long Island after a collision Monday with another vehicle.

Police say it happened when a Ford pickup truck and a Subaru were involved in a motor vehicle crash at Venetian Promenade and Montauk Highway in Suffolk County, New York. When the Subaru backed up following the crash, police say it collided with a Mercury.

The Mercury crashed through a fence and fell into a canal.

Video shows the moment the car was partially submerged in the water.

Five good Samaritans and two Suffolk County police officers jumped into the water to rescue the couple.

Joseph Abitabile, 78, was driving the Mercury. He was rescued from the vehicle and his wife, Delores, 76, who was unconscious.

An off-duty Lake Success police officer administered CPR, restoring the woman’s pulse and breathing back to normal.

The Abitabiles, one good Samaritan, the two Suffolk County officers, and the Subaru driver were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford was not injured.

Corey Crockett initially published this story at WPIX.

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