LI couple’s car plunges into canal before good Samaritans dive in: Video

Gripping new video captures the moment an elderly couple’s car flew off the road and into a Long Island canal — and the crew of good Samaritans that leapt into action to save them.

The clip shows the 2004 Mercury veering off Montauk Highway, through a fence and into the water at a Lindenhurst marina around 12:10 p.m.

Moments later, a group of bystanders, including an on-the-job cop and two off-duty officers, can be seen rushing to the accident scene — with two jumping into the water and swimming to the submerged vehicle.

Off-duty Suffolk County Police Officer John Tighe and on-duty Suffolk cop Debra Gearon swam to the car and pulled Joseph Abitabile, 78, to safety and then smashed the passenger’s side window to get to his 76-year-old wife, Delores, police said in a press release.

Delores Abitabile, who was unconscious, was revived by another off-duty cop, Lake Success Police Officer Robert Russo, and taken to the aptly named Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Car in Long Island canal

The Massapequa couple did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Suffolk police said the dramatic incident came after two other vehicles — a 2018 Ford pickup truck and a 2016 Subaru — crashed at Venetian Promenade and Montauk Highway.

The driver of the Subaru, identified by police as Morris Kramer, 85, of Atlantic Beach, then backed his vehicle onto the highway’s eastbound lane, where it was struck by the Abitabile’s Mercury, police said.

Kramer, the Abitabiles, and the two Suffolk cops were also taken to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.