Staten Island Ferry Crash Shakes Passengers, 14 Injured
The Staten Island ferry that runs between Staten Island and Lower Manhattan hit a pier while docking today, injuring 14 people, which were shaken up, but relatively unharmed.
The Coast Guard spokesman compared the ferry's loss of power as it neared the pier to a car losing its brakes.
The hard landing occurred at 7:10 p.m., according to the Coast Guard. The New York Fire Department estimated that 750 to 800 passengers were aboard. The impact did not send any passengers overboard, the spokesman said.
There are nine ferries that carry people between the island and Manhattan, and while there is no damage to this boat, there is some damage to the pier.
There is no word yet on whether this will affect the commute tomorrow.