New York ferry crash injures 57 people

  • A New York passenger ferry crashed into a dock during the Manhattan rush hour on Wednesday, injuring 57 people.

    According to officials, one person suffered a serious head injury.

    The Seastreak Wall Street ferry hit the pier as it docked around 08:45 am local time after a trip from New Jersey.

    The 340 passengers who had boarded the 141-foot ferry had queued up to disembark and were thrown to its deck by the impact of the hard landing.

    The collision tore a large hole along the vessel’s bow.

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has visited the scene along with senior police, fire and emergency management officials.

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