tragedy turns bizarre
[I posted this late last night, but did something to the timestamp so it disappeared. Found it. Obviously]
According to sources from the Daily News, the captain of the Staten Island Ferry that crashed today, killing at least ten people, fled the scene after the accident and was later found at his home.
It has also been reported on various news channels that the captain went home and slit his wrists, tried to shoot himself with a BB gun and tried to kill himself outside of his home. And then some outlets are reporting that he did either a combination of these things or all of them.
Rob in NYC has more on that, and his guess, like mine, was that it wasn't the wind that was to blame, as officials first stated.
Witnesses and survivors are talking about how the ferry was traveling way too fast, didn't make any attempt to stop, and how there were no announcements after the crash. The upper deck passengers had to find out what happened from the lower deck passengers. No one came out to help, no one told the passengers what to do.
Drug and alcohol tests on the crew are pending.