Boston Duck Boat Damaged After Striking Overpass

No injuries were reported

A Boston Duck Boat was damaged on Sunday after striking an overpass on Storrow Drive, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Authorities said the amphibious tour bus struck the overpass right before Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at about 2:20 p.m. The impact ripped the tarp off the boat and damaged a ladder.

Boston firefighters assisted in helping 20 passengers off the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

A statement from company spokesperson Joe Baerlein reads, "A first year Driver was diverted off the standard tour route due to Beacon Hill (Beacon Street) being closed. The rear part of the Duck, Miss Emma Science, made contact with the overpass and has some damage to the convertible roof and ladder but nobody on board was injured, for which the company is grateful. 

Duck Boats do not typically travel on Storrow Drive and the driver’s actions, although not intentional, will be under review by company safety experts who will conduct a thorough analysis of this event.” 

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