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Ferry crash injures dozens of commuters in NYC

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Victims of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident are aided by rescue personnel, on Jan. 9 in New York.

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An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on Jan. 9 in New York City.

By Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News

  A commuter ferry packed with more than 300 people crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan early Wednesday, injuring 57 people, at least two critically, officials said. Nine people were also in serious condition.

  The ferry, which originated from New Jersey around 8 a.m. and had 326 people aboard, slammed into the dock during the height of rush hour, tossing people from their seats and down stairs.

 "There was a jolt when that occurred, throwing the people forward into their seats and the walls," Seastreak President James Barker told NBC 4 New York.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg surveys the damage to a passenger ferry after it crashed on Jan. 9 in New York. At least 57 people were injured, two critically, when a commuter ferry struck a dock in New York City's financial district, ripping open a right-side front corner.

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Passengers from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry wait to be taken to ambulances, in New York, on Jan. 9.

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The Seastreak Wall Street ferry is docked in front of the Brooklyn Bridge, left, and Manhattan Bridge, right, following an accident, on Jan. 9 in New York.

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