Duck Boat Crashes in Boston, Injures 5

Another unlucky duck boat accident only a week after Philly's fatal crash

Only a week and two days after a Philadelphia Ride the Ducks boat sank in the Delaware, killing two Hungarian tourists, a Boston Duck Tours boat crashed into several cars on a Boston highway Friday.

Five people are being treated for minor injuries after the amphibious “duck boat” lost its brakes at Charles Circle and Storrow Drive in downtown Boston and crashed into seven vehicles at about 12:15 p.m.

All five people who were injured were in the cars that were hit by the duck boat. All of the duck boat passengers were OK, and they were transported into another boat.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

While Boston Duck Tours is not owned by Ride the Ducks, it has provided the Boston tour company with duck boat vehicles since 1994.

The Boston duck boat accident was not as grim as last week’s fatal crash in Philadelphia, when the Ride the Ducks boat’s engine stalled and a barge struck the tourist-filled vehicle.

Two Hungarian tourists, Dora Schwendtner, 16, and 20-year-old Szablcs Prem, drowned after the Ride the Ducks boat overturned and sank in the crash.

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