San Francisco Bay Boat Crash: High-Speed Collision Sends Two To Hospital

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a high-speed crash that took place this weekend between a Golden Gate ferry and a 22-foot motorboat, authorities said.

Investigators were trying to determine who was at fault in the crash that took place about 4 p.m. Saturday on San Francisco Bay that hospitalized two people, Coast Guard Lt. Mark Leahey said.

Golden Gate Transit spokeswoman Mary Currie said the motorboat was traveling at high speed when it collided with the MS San Francisco, which was about 10 minutes into its 30-minute trip from Sausalito to the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

The ferry was taken out of service so an investigation could take place, then put back in service on Sunday, Currie said.

All five crew members aboard will be drug tested and placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation -- a standard move in such incidents, Currie said.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at ___

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