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San Francisco ferry accident leaves 10 injured

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Coast Guard says 10 people sustained minor injuries when the ferry they were on struck a piling Sunday night 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. CBS San Francisco reports that the ferry is operated by Blue and Gold Fleet.

The agency says that there was no structural damage to the vessel and just minor damage to the piling.

But the Coast Guard said the vessel 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.

Media reports say the boat was headed to Alameda when the collision occurred.

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