UPDATE: Many injured, some critical, when ferry hits pier in Lower Manhattan

New York City Ferry Dick Accident

Julie Westfall

Former KPCC journalist Julie Westfall tweeted this photo from the dock after a ferry accident on January 9, 2013 in New York City. "20-plus are sitting or laying on dock cement. Others are being led away with help. Saw one responder in scuba gear," she wrote.

UPDATE 10:43 a.m.: Authorities say 57 people were hurt, two of them critically, according to the Associated Press. It adds that there were "about 330 passengers and crew members on the vessel."

Reuters says nine of the injured are in "serious condition." The rest are considered minor injuries.

PREVIOUSLY: "A commuter ferry had a hard landing when it pulled into a Lower Manhattan pier, injuring at least 53 people Monday morning," WABC-TV is reporting.

At least one person suffered a serious head injury, according to The Associated Press.

The New York Post writes that "the craft's front, starboard side appeared to sustain significant damage in the cash — though the ferry was stable and secured to the dock." The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. ET. The Post says more than 300 people may have been on board.

New York 1 says "a representative from Seastreak, the ferry's operator, says they believe the 'Seastreak Wall Street' departed from its Highlands [N.J.] pier at 8 a.m."

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