Dozens injured in NYC ferry accident

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:33 EDT
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People ride a ferry between the Rockaways and Manhattan in New York City. File photo via AFP.
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At least a dozen people were hurt in New York City on Wednesday when a commuter ferry crashed while docking in lower Manhattan.

There are conflicting reports as to how many people were injured in the accident. CBS News reported that between 30 and 50 people were hurt in the crash, while The New York Times cited fire department officials in saying 17 people were injured.

The ferry, which provides daily service from New Jersey to lower Manhattan, was reportedly carrying 300 people onboard when it crashed into the mooring, opening a large gash on the boat, shattering glass and throwing passengers out of their seat.

“Almost no one knew what was going on,” one passenger said, describing the impact as being similar to that of a car crash.

Update, 10:38 a.m. EST: The Times has updated its’ injury total to 57.

Watch CBS News’ live stream from the scene below.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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