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Ferry crashes into building in San Francisco harbour

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

The ferry was coming from Larkspur, California, spokesperson for Golden Gate Ferry Priya Clemens, told the Marin Independent Journal.    

The vessel and the San Francisco Ferry Building dock sustained damage following the crash, which occurred at around 2pm Pacific.

‘The damage isn’t as bad as you’d expect, but it’s damaged,’ Clemens said. 

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

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.

A boat carrying 53 passengers crashed into a dock at San Francisco’s famed Ferry Building on Friday, causing injuries to two people onboard

The vessel and the San Francisco Ferry Building dock sustained damage following the crash, which occurred at around 2pm Pacific

The vessel and the San Francisco Ferry Building dock sustained damage following the crash, which occurred at around 2pm Pacific

A passenger and a worker onboard sustained minor injuries, with a concessionare reporting a bruised hip.

The passenger who complained of back pain refused medical treatment. 

One passenger complained of back pain after the crash but denied medical attention. A concessionaire on the boat reported a bruised hip. 

The ferry had departed from Larkspur at around 1.40pm Pacific. 

The ferry was coming from Larkspur, California, Priya Clemens, a spokesperson said

The ferry was coming from Larkspur, California, Priya Clemens, a spokesperson said

The ferry had bumped into one dock before careering towards another dock, a witness said

The ferry had bumped into one dock before careering towards another dock, a witness said

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, but mechanical failure is expected to have led to the crash

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, but mechanical failure is expected to have led to the crash

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, but mechanical failure is expected to have led to the crash.

Employees onboard are being questioned. District policy requires that they be tested for drugs and alcohol, Clemens said.

It’s capable of carrying up to 150 passengers at at time. 

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

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

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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