What to Know
- A ferry rammed a dock as it pulled into a New Jersey terminal
- Officials say 17 passengers suffered minor injuries in the accident
- The U.S. Coast Guard is looking into the cause of the accident and whether any pollutants were leaked into the Hudson River as a result
Seventeen ferry passengers suffered what appeared to be minor injuries Saturday when the vessel made a "hard landing" at a dock in Jersey City, authorities said.
The injured were among 57 people aboard the New York Waterway ferry Peter R. Wiess, which rammed into the dock at Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal, officials said. The accident occurred at about 7:20 p.m.
Three people were removed from the ferry on stretchers, Jersey City fire officials said. All 17 of the injured passengers were taken to area hospitals.
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the accident and whether any pollutants leaked into the Hudson River as a result.
The ferry runs between Paulus Hook and Wall Street Pier 11 in downtown Manhattan.
The private ferries transport passengers to various locations, many along the Hudson River in New York and New Jersey.