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2 hurt in Bay Shore as convertible plunges into canal, cops say

First responders remove a convertible -- a 1974

First responders remove a convertible -- a 1974 Jensen Interceptor -- that crashed into a canal after Suffolk police said the driver lost control of the car in a parking lot on East Main Street in Bay Shore on Thursday, July 28, 2016. The driver and his passenger sustained minor injuries, police said. Credit: Stringer News Service

A male driver and his passenger ended up in the hospital with minor injuries Thursday — after police said the man’s collectible convertible sports car ended up in the drink in Bay Shore.

The driver and passenger were OK following the accident, which Suffolk County police said occurred at about 3:30 p.m. The verdict is still out on the car, a 1974 Jensen Interceptor.

Police said the driver, whose identity was not released, lost control of the Jensen in a parking lot along East Main Street and crashed into the canal, which is on the Islip-Bay Shore border next to J&R’s Steakhouse.

The driver and his passenger managed to escape and police said the two were transported to nearby Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of minor injuries. The car, however, sunk into the canal, which leads to Great South Bay, and had to be pulled out by a heavy duty tow truck.

There was no criminality, police said.

With Deon J. Hampton

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