Car crash on ferry under investigation

August 25, 2014

Two cars traveling to Cape May on the ferry crashed Aug. 22 as they exited the vessel.

Jeffery Singley of Fort Washington, Md., was operating a white 2012 Ford Explorer rental on the ferry when he accidentally pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake, said James Salmon, spokesman for the Delaware River and Bay Authority.

The Explorer went across the ferry deck and broadsided a silver Honda Civic, pinning the Civic against the bulkhead, Salmon said.

Singley and the occupants of the Civic, Diane Manville and Roger Level of Millsboro, were transported to Cape Regional Medical Center by Lower Township EMS.

The vehicles were aboard the MV Delaware ferry, which had departed the Lewes Ferry Terminal at 8:15 a.m. The MV Delaware sustained minor cosmetic damage. The ferry schedule was delayed for approximately one hour. The MV Cape Henlopen took over for the MV Delaware while the accident scene was cleared.

The following units responded to the accident scene: Town Bank Fire Department, Villas Fire Department, Lower Township Police, Lower Township EMS, Villas Fire Department, and Delaware River and Bay Authority Police.

The accident remains under investigation by the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department.

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