New York City Ferry Crash Injures 50 People

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NEW YORK (CNN) — At least 50 people were injured Wednesday morning when a ferry crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan, New York, authorities said.

One person is in critical condition and is being treated at a nearby hospital, New York Police Department spokeswoman Sophia Tassie said.

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Emergency crews carted several passengers on stretchers toward ambulances. There was a gash on the front of the ship, and support boats circled the area.

“There was a large jolt,” passenger Elizabeth Banta said. “It felt like we in a car crash. … Several people were thrown into the air and onto the ground.”

The Seastreak ferry travels between New Jersey and Pier 11 near Wall Street.

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CNN Susan Candiotti contributed to this report.



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