1 critical after SUV crashes into Atlantic City bay

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
Ron Bailey

ATLANTIC CITY (WPVI) -- A person remains in critical condition following a crash that sent an SUV into the bay in Atlantic City.

It happened around 4 a.m. Sunday on Fairmount Avenue.

Authorities say the driver of an SUV lost control and smashed through the bulkhead into the water.

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The driver managed to escape; a passenger left inside the vehicle was rescued by a passerby.

The Atlantic City Fire Department arrived on scene seconds later and immediately jumped into the bay to search for additional victims.

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No other victims were found. The passenger was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

There is no word on what caused the crash.

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