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Many Injured When Ferry Hits Pier In Lower Manhattan

NPR | Jan. 9, 2013 8:55 a.m.

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Mark Memmott

“A commuter ferry had a hard landing when it pulled into a Lower Manhattan pier, injuring at least 53 people Monday morning,” WABC-TV is reporting.

At least one person suffered a serious head injury, according to The Associated Press.

The New York Post writes that “the craft’s front, starboard side appeared to sustain significant damage in the cash — though the ferry was stable and secured to the dock.” The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. ET. The Post says more than 300 people may have been on board.

New York 1 says “a representative from Seastreak, the ferry’s operator, says they believe the ‘Seastreak Wall Street’ departed from its Highlands [N.J.] pier at 8 a.m.”

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