Bride in Zipcar collides with Boston duck boat
BOSTON -- A rental Zipcar carrying a bride on the way to her wedding collided with a duck tour boat on Tuesday afternoon.
The same-sex couple from Missouri came to get married in Boston, and wound up in an accident.
That car reportedly tried to pass the duck boat, causing it to become wedged between the duck boat and a delivery truck.
Passengers had just finished the land portion of their trip when they felt the crash.
“You can hear a loud crushing noise, you couldn’t see anything because the vehicle was so small, and then we were stopped,” said one woman aboard the duck boat.
Witnesses on board the duck tour boat said the car cut off the boat at 55 Court Street just before 1:00 p.m.
“The good news is no one was injured in the boat. No one was injured in the car, so we’re just happy everybody’s okay,” said another duck boat passenger.
According to the truck driver, he was waiting at a red light when the Zipcar hit him. He then saw three people escape from the back hatch, including the bride.
“She was in her white gown and everything,” said the truck driver.
According to the driver of the rental Zipcar, she was trying to turn and get her friends to the wedding on time when the crash occurred.
Three female car passengers have minor injuries, yet there were no injuries to anyone on the boat.
This accident came after a deadly duck boat crash in Philadelphia, where two tourists died when a barge hit the boat in the Delaware River.
In Boston, the Zipcar’s side doors were smashed and it was taken away by a tow truck. The duck boat, however, barely had a dent.
The tour continued on, and the duck boat has gone in for inspection.
The driver of the rental car was fined for an unsafe lane change.
The couple had their reception Tuesday night in Revere. They said they could see the duck boat getting close, but it was too late.
“I looked over and I saw the duck boat, and I just thought, ‘Oh no,’ and I opened my mouth to say something, and then everything just like hit us all at once. And then we rocked back and forth, and then it stopped, and I looked and there was safety glass all in my hair, all down my wedding dress,” said Damaris Durbin, the bride.
The couple is in town until Wednesday.
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