Ferry backs into San Francisco pier, injuring 10

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Posted: Oct 13, 2014 11:54 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Coast Guard says 10 people received minor injuries when the ferry they were riding struck a piling at a San Francisco pier.

The agency says the injured were taken to a hospital for treatment of mainly cuts and bruises. The ferry Peralta ran into the piling as it backed out of the terminal at Pier 41 at 5:45 p.m. PDT Sunday.

The agency says there was no structural damage to the vessel and minor damage to the piling. But the ferry was temporarily taken out of service as officials began investigating.

The Coast Guard office early Monday didn't have further details about the injured or how the collision occurred. Ferry company spokesmen weren't immediately available.