NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A group of police officers and good Samaritans rescued a 76-year-old woman and her 78-year-old husband from their car after it crashed through a fence and into a Long Island canal during a car accident, police said.
A Ford pickup truck and a 2016 Subaru got into a crash at Venetian Promenade and Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst around 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Suffolk County police said.
After the crash, the Subaru driver backed his vehicle into one of Montauk Highway’s eastbound lanes, and a 78-year-old man driving a 2004 Mercury hit it, according to police.
The impact sent the Mercury through a fence and into a nearby canal, where it became submerged, surveillance video shows.
An off-duty police officer, an on-duty police officer and five good Samaritans jumped into the canal soon after, breaking a window and pulling the 78-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife out of the car, the department said.
A third off-duty police officer who happened to be at the scene performed CPR on the woman, who was unconscious, and managed to restore her pulse and breathing.
She and her husband were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Two of the police officers, the Subaru driver and one of the good Samaritans were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.