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Some Settlements Reached In Seastreak Crash

Several settlements have been reached in lawsuits stemming from last January’s crash of a Wall Street-bound commuter ferry.

The Seastreak ferry is viewed following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan
The Seastreak ferry is viewed following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

More than three dozen people have sued the boat’s owner.

The Seastreak Wall Street departed from Atlantic Highlands with 326 passengers and five crew members. It crashed into a pier in lower Manhattan, injuring more than 80 people.

Four settlements were filed in federal court in Newark this week. They range from $20,000 for a passenger who suffered a contusion and knee trauma to $80,000 for another passenger who had torn shoulder cartilage.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs and the boat’s owner didn’t return messages seeking comment Wednesday.

An investigation is ongoing. The ferry captain has told federal investigators he couldn’t control the boat’s engines in the seconds before the crash.

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