Multiple injuries sustained in NYC ferry crash
Hard landing made by commuter boat
- Duration 4:00
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Hard landing made by commuter boat
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Is considered a major emergency response there were numerous fire departments responding to this scene in lower Manhattan.
She big gash in the side of that commuter boats.
Some sort of hard landing earlier today about 84550.
Minutes ago with several people on board at least seventeen injuries reported so far.
But we'll see how that number changes as we continue to follow this and -- and been reaching out through the fire department in new York and joins us live now in our newsroom and a good morning what did you find out.
-- -- him when -- yet we have been working and the phone lines we've spoken with.
FDNY who does handle the information coming from EMS approximately seventeen people are hurt as mentioned is hardly ending we're told happened.
About 845 -- just about 4550 minutes ago.
There is no word yet on what could have caused this we are told though that all these injured people that you see here that are.
On the back boards there and that they are being treated right there at the scene we're told no one has been transported yet.
-- no word on the severity of any of these injuries either we can tell you also the we've reached out.
To the company.
Of the -- no word from them they say they need a couple of hours to quote get their ducks in a row.
Also want to mention -- we don't have confirmation on this but a quick look at the C streak website shows that a ferry from Connors highlands New Jersey.
Was due to arrive at eight point -- again no confirmation on whether that was the ferry but that's the latest from what we know here -- And I can't thank you when you get more we'll bring you back OK in a climate working that story in our newsroom -- We've got the fire department on the scene.
Tons of ambulances down there and there's a lot that they aerial shot of the C street fairy and you can see on note.
Upper right hand corner of the ferry where it -- not clear whether it hit into that.
That pile on the EC right next to it or what -- debate appears to you know should be sliced the -- on that right right front right hand corner.
Peter Johnson junior is with us because he rises -- quite often.
And is describing for a sort of you know where it is and and what the location and then and then -- -- but the ride is like all of that Peter.
It you know Martha -- it's interesting you you look at that that strike there on on the right side of of the C street ferry which is -- letting her and -- built somewhere in the mid two thousands.
Goes up to 3840 not spent an hour.
It doesn't appear to be a strike on the pilings just looking at it now now there's some Twitter reports.
-- saying that the boat perhaps struck a bully.
In the harbor and so we don't know whether in fact it's a hard landing or whether to strike of a -- in the actual.
On harbor we do know that the FDNY in the NYPD both have -- units and that they are both very experienced.
In responding to.
Untoward incidents and -- is in fact tragedies -- member of the Staten Island ferry.
Tragedy back in the early two thousands I think ten or eleven people died as a result of that there were many more serious injuries in fact litigation.
Has continued on that event up until.
Thank god -- a lucky lucky.
Event if it happened that the peer itself because the water is probably in the fifties.
As it is -- it doesn't appear on struck or whatever it was that cause that -- in that position.
The last of investigating to continue and I'll keep an eye and it.
Injuries said to be about seventeen people right now get more information for you as this comes and Peter Johnson junior.
Canadian -- -- -- seventeen injuries so far we've seen -- many people taken away on stretchers and some gurneys down there what's not clear is more than anyone who went in the water.
You know with a hard landing like that with a full commuter both the first it returns a surface.
The service rather -- -- -- put out a service two and a half months ago.
It's something to watch -- on it here on America's Newsroom break away.