'People were thrown in the air,' NY ferry passenger says

The ferry called Seastreak Wall street was damaged as it crashed into a pier. Credit: APTN

A police department spokesperson said one of the 57 people injured appeared to be in critical condition.

"People were thrown into the air and onto the ground," passenger Elizabeth Banta told CNN. "There were definitely many people on the ground who were not moving."

The ferry called Seastreak Wall Street set off from Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey. Credit: APTN

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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.