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New York ferry crash

A commuter ferry has crashed into a pier in lower Manhattan. The news agency Reuters is reporting around 50 people have been injured.

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57 confirmed as injured in New York ferry accident

Images showed damage to the side of one end of the ferry, called Seastreak Wall Street, Credit: NBC News

A total of 57 people were injured as a commuter ferry crashed into a pier in lower Manhattan, it has been confirmed.

One person is criticality ill, and is understood to be in surgery for head injuries. There were a total of 343 aboard, including five crew members.

Firefighters and rescue workers were on the scene of the accident near the South Street Seaport Credit: NBC News

The New York City Fire Department said firefighters and rescue workers were on the scene of the accident near the South Street Seaport. Some of the injured were taken to the hospital, while others were treated at the scene.

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