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Driver Hospitalized After Car Lands In Water At Captree State Park Auto Show

A car in the water at the Captree Auto Show (credit: melissa_gallman/Photobucket)

A car in the water at the Captree Auto Show (credit: melissa_gallman/Photobucket)

BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police were investigating how a car accelerated across a parking lot and into the water near a Long Island boat basin.

State park police said the driver was able to swim to safety.

Police said the car hit several motorcycles and a parked car but no one was injured.

Witnesses told Newsday that the driver was standing talking with dozens of people at the Captree State Park auto show when the car started to run away from him. The driver managed to jump inside the car when it took off again.

Witness John Rodriguez said the car went airborne about 7 to 8 feet and then hit the water.

The driver was only identified as a 30-year-old man from West Islip. He was taken to a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

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