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(NEW YORK) — At least 57 people were injured — one critically — when a commuter ferry had a hard docking pulling into a New York City pier Wednesday morning.

The Seastreak ferry had 343 passengers and five crew members on board when it pulled into Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan just before 9 a.m.  It was coming from Conner’s Pier in Highlands, N.J.

Passengers described a “tremendous impact” when the ferry docked.  The injured were taken out on stretchers and wheelchairs and covered in blankets.

The person in critical condition was taken into surgery for a head injury.

The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a team to investigate the incident.

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