Wednesday, January 09, 2013

57 Injured in Seastreak Ferry Crash in South Street Seaport, Long Island

From ABC:
A commuter ferry had a hard landing when it pulled into a Lower Manhattan pier, injuring at least 57 people Wednesday morning.

The Seastreak ferry hit the dock pulling into Pier 11 of the South Street Seaport just before 9 a.m., opening a large gash on the starboard side of the bow.

At least 57 people were being treated, including one person with a critical head injury. Seven of the injuries were considered serious, and 25 victims were listed in stable condition. Officials say the rest suffered minor injuries.

There were 343 on board at the time, including five crew members. The ferry has a capacity of 400.
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