New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
A ferry accident in New York City Dec. 9 left 85 people injured, including one victim in critical condition. According to a Dec. 9 http://Source: CNN news report, the ferry crash occurred in the morning when a Seastreak ferry with 326 passengers crashed into a Lower Manhattan pier flinging those aboard into the air and against walls, seats and windows. A number of people suffered head, neck and back injuries and were transported to local hospitals, CNN reports.
Even as a team of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the cause of the crash, witnesses told U.S. Coast Guard officials that the ferry seemed to be traveling at a high rate of speed as it got close to the pier. Officials estimate that the Seastreak ferry was traveling at about 14 knots or 16 mph at the time of the collision, the article states. The ferry provides daily service between Atlantic Highlands and Highlands in New Jersey to piers in Lower Manhattan, the report states.
"My heart goes out to all the injured victims of this terrible accident," said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."
Wilhelm said that though at the moment many questions remain in connection with this incident, the victims deserve to get all the answers. "These types of investigations can take several weeks or even months to be completed. It is important that victims ensure that their legal rights are protected every step of the way as investigators continue the process of determining what occurred here and why."
Ferry accidents, while rare, can result in devastating injuries, said Wilhelm. "It is crucial for all of the ferry's passengers, regardless of how they feel, to get a complete medical check-up. Internal injuries or whiplash may not surface for several weeks after the incident. By getting prompt diagnosis and treatment, victims of these types of accidents can maximize their chances of a speedy and complete recovery."
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