September 19, 1997 in New York history

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23 years ago on September 19th, 1997

A woman drives her 1992 Hyundai off the Staten Island ferry while it is still 50 feet from the dock, knocking down a worker and plunging into the water

SIFerry.com reports that the impact shattered the rear windshield and the water swept the driver out the back. Bill Kane dove into the water from the pier to assist her in climbing out of the water. Workers on the ferry said it appeared that the driver had dozed off and was stunned awake as they approached the dock, apparently slamming down the accelerator and crashing through the metal gate across the vehicle bay of the ferry.


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Record Low: 44°F in 1929


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