Couple Escapes Injury, Truck Destroyed in Marina Accident

The truck after it was pulled from the water.  Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

The truck after it was pulled from the water.
Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

A couple is lucky to be unhurt after a strange accident that left their 2011 Ford truck submerged in the Neshaminy Creek Wednesday night, officials said.

No injuries were reported when a Ford Super Duty truck with a boat trailer attached rolled backward into the dark water of the Neshaminy Creek at the Neshaminy Marina in the Croydon section of Bristol Township, Park Ranger Ron Gehring said.

The owner of the vehicle was in the water on his boat preparing to load it onto the trailer at the marina just before 9 p.m. The truck started to roll back, Gehring said, and the man jumped on the boat and rushed to pull his wife from the cab of the truck before it was inundated with water.

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The truck came to rest in 8 to 10 feet of water, the state park ranger said.

Gehring said he was unsure of what caused the truck to roll back into the water.

Firefighters from Croydon Fire Company and special marine crews from the Lower Southampton Fire Company responded to the scene. A tow truck was able to remove the white truck from the water.

According to Gehring, vehicles have gone in the water before, but not anytime recently.

A marine rescue crew from the Lower Southampton Fire Company. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

A marine rescue crew from the Lower Southampton Fire Company.
Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

The ramp the truck was on when it rolled into the river. Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

The ramp the truck was on when it rolled into the river.
Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for three years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@levittownnow.com Phone: 215-431-1001

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