Today at about 8:45 am in New York there was a crash of a high speed ferry that was bringing commuters from New Jersey to lower Manhattan. It has been reported by the Associated Press and others that there were numerous injuries, some of them very serious.
It has also been reported that the catamaran Seastreak Wall Street which is apparently owned by, Seastreak LLC, was the ferry involved as it was finishing a trip across New York Bay. The boat struck the dock and many passengers tumbled down or were thrown into one another.
The cause of the crash is still apparently under investigation.
Reports have also indicated that The New York City’s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, indicated that the ferry was traveling at 10 to 12 knots, or about 12 to 14 mph, when it struck one part of the dock and then stuck a second part of the dock.
As today’s events reveal, very serious accidents can happen, even if you are just on your way to work on a commuter ferry.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a ferry accident in New York and would like to speak with an experienced and knowledgable personal injury attorney, call our office at 212-226-2400 for a free consultation.
While the specific cause of the cause of the Ferry accident today has apparently not yet been determined, it seems clear that the ferry should not have struck the dock, particularly with enough speed to cause severe injuries to the passengers.
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