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Car Crashes Into Boat in Waterfront Accident

In what could have been a far worse accident, just one person was injured Saturday when their car was bumped from behind on Veterans Drive, went out of control, careened across the waterfront apron and crashed into an anchored boat with seven people aboard, before tumbling into the harbor.

Traffic Investigation Bureau officers on St. Thomas are looking into the accident, in which a Nissan Versa was struck from behind by a Ford E350 truck, according to a police statement. Both vehicles were driving westward when the accident occurred. The impact caused the driver of the Nissan to lose control of the vehicle and wind up in the water.

The driver was pulled from the water and taken to the Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment of neck and chest pains. No one in the boat was hurt.

The driver of the Ford E350 was cited for negligent driving and failure to maintain proper distance.

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In what could have been a far worse accident, just one person was injured Saturday when their car was bumped from behind on Veterans Drive, went out of control, careened across the waterfront apron and crashed into an anchored boat with seven people aboard, before tumbling into the harbor.

Traffic Investigation Bureau officers on St. Thomas are looking into the accident, in which a Nissan Versa was struck from behind by a Ford E350 truck, according to a police statement. Both vehicles were driving westward when the accident occurred. The impact caused the driver of the Nissan to lose control of the vehicle and wind up in the water.

The driver was pulled from the water and taken to the Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment of neck and chest pains. No one in the boat was hurt.

The driver of the Ford E350 was cited for negligent driving and failure to maintain proper distance.