Ferry Crash In NYC: Over 50 Commuters Reported Injured In Lower Manhattan Dock Strike [UPDATE & EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS]
The Seastreak Wall Street Ferry collided into the Pier 11 dock in Lower Manhattan this morning, January 9, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Located at South Street and Gouverneur Lane, the accident caused serious damages to the front of the ferry. According to myfoxny.com, as many as 57 people were reported hurt. ABC reports at least seven of the injuries were considered serious, while 25 passengers are in stable condition. 21 suffered minor injuries. An early morning work commute ferry ride, eyewitness Chris Avore, a passenger on the ferry, told ABC that the ferry was carrying as many as hundreds of passengers on board at the time. The Ferry can carry as many as 400 passengers.
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Avore said, "Nothing seemed like it was going to be out of the ordinary. There was once or twice where I was talking with a colleague where we actually thought it was coming in a little hot near Brooklyn, where we're not used to seeing it. Then the next thing we knew, you feel the jolt and then everybody goes flying."
New York City's medical first responders, firefighters, and NYPD rushed to the scene and investigators are speaking with the Ferry operators to understand the incident. Commuters should expect major delays in the area.
Most of the injuries were on the upper level, where the people stood to disembark. One of the injured was a man that suffered a head injury after falling from the stairs, possibly cracking a window on the way down.
Stay tuned as we learn more. Be sure to check out the exclusive images of the major lower Manhattan Seastreak Wall Street Ferry accident below:
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