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Video shows people running away from San Diego pier as boat crashes into it

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A Hornblower cruise boat struck a pier filled with tourists in San Diego Thursday afternoon.

A Hornblower cruise boat struck a pier filled with tourists in San Diego Thursday afternoon.

The frightening moment was caught on video as people scrambled to get out of the way of the 150-foot-long boat that had 144 passengers on board. A mechanical malfunction caused a gear to stick, preventing the vessel from properly stopping.

Just before it crashed into the dock, someone helped an elderly woman who was walking with a cane get out of the way. Seven people were hurt, but their injuries were non-life-threatening.
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