New York City Ferry Accident
At least 50 people were injured in Lower Manhattan when a commuter ferry crashed into new York City pier 11.
In NEW YORK, A speeding ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell.
Many passengers were hurled to the deck or launched into walls by the impact, which came after the catamaran Seastreak Wall Street slowed following a routine trip across New York Bay and past the Statue of Liberty.
The ferry company, Seastreak LLC, issued a statement saying it would work with investigators to determine the cause of the accident.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those that were injured,” the company said.