Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 10:42 am
Early Wednesday morning, at least 50 people were injured when a ferry, operated by Seastreak, crashed into a dock. At least one of these people, all of whom were traveling from New Jersey to New York Pier 11, was injured critically.
As of midday Wednesday, the exact cause of the accident was still not known; however, the National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the accident and passenger Elizabeth Banta stated that, “there was a large jolt.”
Bystanders and other passengers have said that many people were seen being taken off the ferry with head wounds and bandages. Videos show many people being removed from the scene on stretchers in ambulances to be taken to nearby hospitals. Currently, it appears as if all injured passengers have been removed from the ferry, but emergency teams are still on the scene of the accident.