Duck Boat Crash in Boston Leaves Five Injured

(NECN: Alysha Palumbo - Boston) - "You heard screeching and bumping and banging and prayed it would stop before it got to you and it didn't," said crash victim Marjorie Ross.

An out of control duck boat, its driver unable to stop, crashed into six cars on this busy Storrow Drive off ramp at around noon Friday.

Ross said, "The duck was just coming, he just kept plowing through all the cars."

"Dorchester Dottie" had just started her tour from the Museum of Science when the accident happened.

Duck Boat GM Cindy Brown said, "A piece of equipment lodged behind the brake pedal blocking the brakes from working, the brakes did end up working fine once it was cleared."

State Police say five people suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Brown says the driver guesses he was going about 15mph when he lost control.
Now mechanics are working to fix "Dorchester Dottie" and re-inspect her fellow ducks.

"It's a simple fix that in our view we can just re-mount them or find a more secure way to mount them so we'll be doing that to check all the ducks," said Brown.

Marjorie Ross says her daughter is being checked out at the hospital as a precaution.
She says she's glad they'll be okay, but she's still in shock and she won't soon forget this frightening accident.

Ross said, "I looked in the rear view mirror and all I saw were polka dots coming at me."

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