57 injured in New York ferry crash

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New York City—At least 57 people were injured when a ferry crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan Wednesday.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene around 8:45 a.m. after receiving reports of the crash.

Witnesses say several people were waiting at the top of a stairwell aboard the vessel as it was approaching the dock.

They were thrown from the ship, with many of them receiving injuries.

The ferry provides daily service between New Jersey and Pier 11 near Wall Street.

We’re told it can carry about 400 passengers at one time.

In a statement, Seastreak, the company who operates the vessel, said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with those that were injured.”

It added that it would work with authorities to determine what caused the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending an investigative team to the scene to look into the crash.