Chappaquiddick

Curious onlookers inspect Sen. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT003486" title="Edward M. Kennedy" href="/topic/politics-government/edward-m.-kennedy-PEPLT003486.topic">Ted Kennedy</a>'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."

( Associated Press / 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."

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