Official Vehicle of Fire Island Pines Fire Department Submerged in Water, 3 Passengers Escaped
Three passengers escaped a Fire Island Pines Fire Department vehicle that became submerged in water after being veered off the road on the east end of Fire Island’s Cherry Grove last month.
When a Cherry Grove beachgoer stepped out in front of the SUV, the driver swerved off the road, went over the seawall and drove into the ocean. The vehicle then became submerged in water.
Fire Island Pines Fire Department chief Joe Geiman told NBC New York that all three passengers inside of the maintenance vehicle were able to escape the car uninjured.
“We are thankful that none of our district employees or anyone on the beach was injured during this accident,” he said.
As for the SUV, the tide eventually brought it in after flooding it and flipping it over. Beachgoers flocked to the beach to assess Hurricane Dorian’s impact that day and were surprised to see an official vehicle being tossed in the waves. Many beachgoers took video of the tide tossing the vehicle around in the ocean before it was pulled out.
*Not My Video* a Fire Department vehicle is stuck in the water at cherry grove NY (no one hurt)….. must have been trying to see if it was more reliable than the red Jeep pic.twitter.com/Vmz90B79ei
— LI_Weather (@michaeld021) September 7, 2019
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