Many Injured When Ferry Hits Pier In Lower Manhattan

Published On : 1/9/2013 9:49 AM
By : Mark Memmott
From : NPR
Categories : Nation
An injured person is moved to an ambulance following a ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday. At least 50 people were injured, according to news reports. The ferry ran into a pier, causing a large gash on its front side.

"A commuter ferry had a hard landing when it pulled into a Lower Manhattan pier, injuring at least 53 people Monday morning," WABC-TV is reporting.

At least one person suffered a serious head injury, according to The Associated Press.

The New York Post writes that "the craft's front, starboard side appeared to sustain significant damage in the cash — though the ferry was stable and secured to the dock." The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. ET. The Post says more than 300 people may have been on board.

An injured person is moved to an ambulance following a ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday. At least 50 people were injured, according to news reports. The ferry ran into a pier, causing a large gash on its front side.

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New York 1 says "a representative from Seastreak, the ferry's operator, says they believe the 'Seastreak Wall Street' departed from its Highlands [N.J.] pier at 8 a.m."

Update at 11:50 a.m. ET. Most Injuries Minor:

Authorities say 57 people were injured, two of them critically, The Associated Press writes. It adds that there were "about 330 passengers and crew members on the vessel." Reuters says nine of the injured are in "serious condition."

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