Three injured in accident aboard Cape May-Lewes ferry

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LOWER TOWNSHIP – Three people were injured onboard the MV Delaware Friday as vehicles were disembarking at the North Cape May terminal, ferry officials said.

Around 9:40 a.m., a white 2012 Ford Explorer on the port side of the ferry vessel broadsided a silver Honda Civic on the starboard side. The impact pinned the Civic against the vessel’s starboard bulkhead, according to a release.

 

The Ford Explorer’s driver, Jeffrey Singley, of Fort Washington, Md., accidently hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, and his vehicle sped across the car deck, according to Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) public information officer James E. Salmon.

Three occupants of the Civic were transported to Cape Regional Medical Center by Lower Township EMS.

MV Delaware departed the Lewes Ferry Terminal at 8:15 a.m. today. The vessel sustained minor cosmetic damage, according to a release.

The ferry schedule was delayed for approximately an hour. The MV Cape Henlopen took over for the MV Delaware while the accident scene was cleared and cleaned up. Departures will be delayed by one hour until late this afternoon, according to a release.

Town Bank Fire Department, Villas Fire Department, Lower Township police, Lower Township EMS, Villas Fire Department, and Delaware River and Bay Authority police responded to the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation by the DRBA police department.


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