No injuries were reported after the driver of a pickup truck drove off Argonne Road East in Hampton Bays and landed in Shinnecock Bay on Tuesday afternoon, according to Southampton Town Police Sergeant John Boden.
Police, who did not immediately identify the driver, said the vehicle, a green Ford F-450 pickup truck, left the road at around 5 p.m.
According to Sergeant Michael Zarro of the Town Police, the driver of the truck attempted to stop at a stop sign and the vehicle’s brakes failed. The pickup truck then went over the edge and ended up in several feet of water.
The driver had exited the vehicle, which was submerged up to its doors, before emergency personnel arrived on the scene, according to Hampton Bays Fire Department 1st Assistant Chief Billy Hutchinson. He added that the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Police are still investigating the accident.
The Town Police and Hampton Bays Fire Department, including members of their dive teams, responded to the scene, according to Mr. Hutchinson. He added that a Hampton Bays ambulance was also called but was not needed. Dive team members assisted in the recovery of the vehicle.