Skip to comments.New York Ferry Crash: Up To 50 Injured
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:50:33 AM PST by Sub-Driver
New York Ferry Crash: Up To 50 Injured
3:30pm UK, Wednesday 09 January 2013
A commuter ferry has crashed into the dockside in Lower Manhattan in New York, injuring between 30 and 50 people.
The Sea Streak Ferry, which provides daily services from Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey struck Pier 11 in the East River not far from Wall Street at about 8.45am ET (1.45pm GMT).
Officials say at least one of the passengers was in a critical condition with head injuries.
The vessel apparently had a hard landing as it was trying to dock.
"There was a jolt when that occurred, throwing the people forward into their seats and the walls," Sea Streak President James Barker told NBC 4 New York.
Passenger Ellen Foran said people tumbled on top of each other, hysterical and crying.
"All of a sudden, the boat felt like it smashed into a wall," Richard Correra told WCBS-TV.
"Dozens of passengers got thrown out of their seats, got thrown forward," he said.
"Some were heading downstairs and just flew down the stairs and hit their heads on various poles and walls."
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We need to push for a law banning ferries. This is completely unacceptable...except in Hollywood and the W.H.
Amen. This cannot be allowed in Bloomberg’s Utopia.
Yeah, I’ll bet the captain was eating Ding Dongs with a 30-ounce Coke when he wrecked the vessel...
I’m with you.
There’s two kinds of people - those who like to see citizens killed and maimed on ferries - and those who want to keep the world safe by outlawing ferries..
Ban ferries now. (Oh and same for killer cars, buses, and trains...)
shouldn’t allow ferries that carry more than 15 people
I'll bet you're right. Ban all ding dongs and soft drinks...
Maybe he was making a one handed docking maneuver for his friend(?) and lost his joystick?
Warning: Traffic jam of limos as lawyers rush to scene to find and make victims. If you were on the ferry period, you are a victim and will live big from now on.
Per live report, 2 critically injured.
Normal weather/water conditions.
All ferries are being diverted, at present.
Per another report, ferry may have hit some ‘stationary’ obstruction in/under the water. [speculative, of course]
57 hurt, per ABC7
I think we should ban New York City. Too many of these kinds of accidents happen there.
How many assualt rifles were involved? Were any hi-cqap mags located at the scene? Was the boat the SS Bushmaster?
NTSB sending investigators.
Gov Christie and Prez Obama have issued a joint release that they will have a hug-photo-op later today. Mayor Bloomberg issued an irrate statement decrying the hug-photo-of, as he was not invited. “It happened in New York! I should have been invited. I, New Yorkers, need a hug, too,” he cried.
This is MUCH more dangerous than a Big Gulp soda. Mayor “Jack-F***ing-Crazy” Bloomberg, get right on this!
Nobody NEEDs a ferry. They have no legitimate hunting purpose.
TV Report says that ferries are NOT equipped with black boxes, so we may never know exactly what happened.
We need Congressional action NOW! All floatation vehicles MUST be equipped with black boxes IMMEDIATELY.
Senator Feinstein, PICK UP YOUR PHONE!
Why wasn’t everybody wearing their seat belts? How come the airbags didn’t deploy?
I think the ferries are ok, we need to get to the root cause and ban docks.
“We need Congressional action NOW! All floatation vehicles MUST be equipped with black boxes IMMEDIATELY.”
If it’s not one thing then it’s another thing with these DemoQuacks. They’re perpetually pounding the table, beating their breasts, gnashing their teeth over one thing or another. It’s always high drama and crisis mode for Dems. I bet most of them are sucking down anti-depressants and psychotropics in order to deal with their elevated stress levels as they helicopter in from crisis-to-crisis. What a drag for them (and us when we get hit with another 1,000 pages of laws and regs as they respond to each crisis).