59 passengers injured in NYC ferry crash; 2 critical
Commuter vessel slams into dock
- Duration 3:12
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Commuter vessel slams into dock
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Style we are getting more information on this breaking news story this morning and it just keeps getting worse.
We understand at least fifty people were injured in this -- accident.
Two of them are critical according to the reports 300 people were onboard.
And relax and a continuing images are starting to hear some of the voices in reaction down there and Rick Leventhal is on the phone with us good morning again wreck.
Good morning -- I just heard from the NYPD the latest numbers 59 people 59 passengers injured in that very crash true.
One of them critical and I'm told likely to die from head injuries sustained when this individual held down -- -- went.
Just very gifted dot -- this morning and ripped a hole.
In the part of that both.
Another person who is critical may also be in big trouble based Apache or brawl.
Given tags and they were initially checked out by paramedics -- -- -- NY on the dock.
Other -- rating colored them green yellow orange or red and again one of -- -- spread jags.
And I'm told is likely to -- -- -- Cornell hospital and at this charge a lot of the other passengers were put on a BM YO -- your fire department boss the -- injured and I just saw one woman being look at it comes another pastor being wheeled off the -- would.
Damage -- shed some people are still being removed from the appearance.
-- injuries and -- police and fire department and -- are still unseen and the NTSB also -- -- gathering information.
On this accurate because there's transportation incidents I involving injuries here in lower Manhattan.
He has you know which it looks like everybody was off before now.
That is -- saying they're continuing to bring people off.
There has bandages as you point out.
You know it got I got back to -- Peter Johnson Jeter is saying at -- about the ferry and it and it sounds like you know it might add up and -- the people get up you know they they feel like it's coming into -- everybody start standing up New Yorkers are always in a hurry to get to work.
They're standing in the top of the stairs is this man was ready to go out you know and you can see how this would happen.
What I heard -- one passenger was good.
You have the circus is typically good under -- streak Barry and people are RR call -- used to it.
-- -- to people who were sitting gallon.
We're typically fine but those -- getting up the imaginary courts indoors and close to -- where -- one should troubled forward when this -- -- And some of them hit the glass and all that broke glass door a lot of -- Others according -- his -- -- a lot of blood on the boat and the most serious injuries were those people who are standing up and heading towards -- when there's -- -- art.
-- -- landing here eleven most people -- -- didn't.
According to some badgers they were -- -- top one another many of them hysterical and crying and those -- not being treated.
And scary scene because anybody that's coming off talking about what happened does anybody have any clue.
-- -- -- -- Well I heard from the police -- is believed that the boat came into facts I -- wasn't able to stop and I'm one passengers speculated that bit.
Took the captain of the ship didn't hit reverse inside this slow and stop the boat before it could hit back here because I'd obviously are to investigate.
Obviously and we'll be Rick thank you very much more on that later.