Friday 20 September 2019

Ferry crashes into building in San Francisco harbour

Priya Clemens says the cause of the accident is under investigation and employees onboard are being questioned.

The vessel collided with the dock at San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building (Tiffany Dennis/AP)
The vessel collided with the dock at San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building (Tiffany Dennis/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Authorities say a boat carrying 53 passengers crashed into a dock at San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building, causing injuries to two people onboard.

A spokeswoman for Golden Gate Ferry told the Marin Independent Journal the ferry coming from Larkspur sustained damage following Friday afternoon’s crash.

Priya Clemens says the cause of the accident is under investigation and employees onboard are being questioned.

A witness told The Associated Press the ferry had bumped into one dock before careering towards another dock.

Tiffany Dennis said the accident set off panic among a crowd of people dining and shopping at the waterfront attraction.

The vessel came to a stop when it struck a concrete walkway.

The newspaper says a passenger and a worker onboard sustained minor injuries.

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