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Sightseeing vehicle collides with car in downtown Boston

August 2, 2018
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A police investigator works at the scene of a collision between a sightseeing boat and an automobile in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. The accident comes amid increased scrutiny of the use of the vehicles to conduct tours in urban areas after 17 people were killed last month after an amphibious tourist boat sank in Missouri. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — A sightseeing vehicle has collided with a car in downtown Boston.

The accident occurred Thursday near the intersection of State and Congress streets, close to the Old State House.

Images show the front of a Boston Duck Tour amphibious vehicle pressed up against the driver’s side door of a white sedan.

Officials said the driver of the car was taken to a local hospital but suffered only minor injuries.

The accident comes amid increased scrutiny of the use of the vehicles to conduct tours in urban areas after 17 people were killed last month when an amphibious tourist boat sank in Missouri.

In 2016, 28-year-old Allison Warmuth died when a duck boat ran her over on her motor scooter near Boston Common.

The boats were originally used by the U.S. military.

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