50 Injured as Ferry Strikes New York City Dock

Posted at: 01/09/2013 9:41 AM
Updated at: 01/09/2013 10:31 AM
By: COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press


NEW YORK (AP) - Fire and police officials say dozens of people were injured when a ferry from New Jersey struck a dock during rush hour in lower Manhattan.

News reports say the Seastreak Wall Street catamaran ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived. Officials say at least 50 people were hurt, two critically.

Some people were carried out strapped to flat-board stretchers, their heads and necks immobilized. Passengers on stretchers were spread out on the dock and surrounded by emergency workers and firefighters.

A corner of the ferry appeared to have been ripped open like a tin can. It occurred around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at South Street.

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