Staten Island ferry slams into dock; dozens hurt

Emergency personnel transport a victim to an awaiting ambulance in the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Staten Island, New York, Saturday, May 8, 2010, after a ferry boat crashed into the dock. Authorities say at least one person was seriously hurt and as many as 35 suffered minor injuries when a Staten Island ferry boat struck a pier at a terminal in New York. Authorities say the vessel is the Andrew J. Barberi, the same one involved in a 2003 crash that killed 11 at the same terminal. (AP Photo/Robert Mecea)

May 8, 2010 6:45:02 PM PDT
A Staten Island ferry with a history of accidents, including a fatal wreck in 2003, malfunctioned as it approached its terminal Saturday and smashed into a pier with a jolt that tossed passengers to the deck and hurt as many as 37 people.