July 19, 1969
Curious onlookers inspect Sen. Ted Kennedy's car. Kennedy recounted that he took a wrong turn and drove the car off a narrow wooden bridge and into a tidal pond. The car toppled over on its roof. Kennedy said he tried to rescue his passenger and that he suffered a "cerebral concussion as well as shock" in the accident. He said that might explain "the various inexplicable, inconsistent and inconclusive things I said and did," including his failure to notify authorities for 10 hours. This delay, he said, was "indefensible."