Ferry Crash Hospitalizes Four
Four people were hospitalized after a ferry accident that occurred when the boat hit a pier in New Jersey. The accident occurred in Jersey City on November 29th. At the time, the ferry boat was headed to Jersey City from the World Financial Center in New York. The reports say that the ferry was carrying 24 people at the time of the accident, and struck a pier on the Hudson River.
Several people were knocked to the ground at the time of the collision. The medical crews that responded to the incident say that they had to transport two crew members to an area hospital and seven others had to be evaluated at the scene. The cause of the accident is still underway at present.
ABC News reports that seven people were evaluated for injuries at the Jersey City Medical Center. Two passengers and two crew members remained at the hospital, but all four were released by the end of the day. Jersey City representatives say that the Hudson River was closed after the accident so that city construction officials could examine it for damages. The pier is a few hundred yards from where the ferry terminal was that the boat typically lands at. One victim of the accident says that nobody was hurt severely in the accident.
The U.S. Coast Guard, Jersey City Police Department, and NYPD Harbor Unit will all assist in the investigation. If you have been injured on a ferry or any other seafaring vessel, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney at the firm today. With the right attorney on your side, you may be able to target the ferry company and get the money you need to cover any medical bills affiliated with your injuries. Don’t hesitate to contact the firm right away to learn more!