Water Taxi Hits Seattle Pier Injuring 5 People

A water taxi slammed into a pier Sunday in Seattle, Washington, in which at least five people were hurt, authorities said.

Rescue workers responded to the accident that took place shortly before noon, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. Some 78 people were on board the water taxi that hit Pier 50, it said.

One person fell into the water and was without delay rescued, the Coast Guard said, adding that about five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

"We seen people fly forward and in fact hit their heads into the glass -- blood everywhere," Leanna Hernandez, who was in the taxi. "It was really scary."

Authorities said the source of the crash is under investigation. Bookmark and Share