Accidents by Location

13-Year-Old Injured after Massachusetts Boating Accident

13-Year-Old Injured after Massachusetts Boating Accident A 13-year-old boy was critically injured on September 2 when he was struck by a boat while tubing with friends at the Hingham Yacht Club. The boy was riding a tube being pulled by a motorboat with two other teenage friends in a designated water skiing and tubing area … Continue reading 13-Year-Old Injured after Massachusetts Boating Accident

Boston Maritime Attorneys Emphasize Investigation in Recreational Boating Accidents

Boston Maritime Attorneys Emphasize Investigation in Recreational Boating Accidents A 35-year-old woman died after being crushed between a boat and the MacArthur Causeway on the Intracoastal Waterway in Miami, Florida. WTVJ-TV reported that Janette Africano was on an 18-foot vessel being operated by 35-year-old Javier Lorente on January 12, 2012. The boat was southbound when … Continue reading Boston Maritime Attorneys Emphasize Investigation in Recreational Boating Accidents

Man Rescued after Boating Accident; Remains Hospitalized

A boating accident on the evening of September 22 near Long Island has left one man in the hospital in critical condition, according to ABC News. Six passengers were aboard the ship that went down in rough waters two miles south of the Rockway Inlet. Two young boys, ages 8 and 10, were rescued out … Continue reading Man Rescued after Boating Accident; Remains Hospitalized

Maryland Lawmaker Admits to Drinking Before Boating Accident

Maryland State Delegate Donald H. Dwyer Jr. has admitted to drinking alcohol before operating a motorboat involved in an Aug. 22 collision on the Magothy River. Four adults and five children were injured in the recreational boating accident, which sent Dwyer and five others to the hospital. The most seriously injured victim was a 5-year-old … Continue reading Maryland Lawmaker Admits to Drinking Before Boating Accident

Two Brothers Killed in Drunk Boating Accident on Lake Lanier

At about 10:30 p.m. on June 18, a fishing vessel travelling at a high rate of speed on Lake Lanier, Ga., struck a pontoon boat with 13 people aboard, resulting in the deaths of two brothers. Jake Prince, 9, died at the scene of the crash. Griffin Prince, 13, was thrown overboard by the impact, … Continue reading Two Brothers Killed in Drunk Boating Accident on Lake Lanier

Boat Propeller Severs Teen’s Leg

Boat Propeller Severs Teen’s Leg Last Tuesday, 15-year-old Abby Mueller lost part of her leg in a recreational boating accident on Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine. She was riding on the bow of a 24-foot motorboat when it struck a submerged rock, sending her flying over the front of the boat. The boat then ran … Continue reading Boat Propeller Severs Teen’s Leg

Three Children Die in Oyster Bay Yacht Accident

A group of family members and friends were on their way home from a fireworks display on July 4 when their 34-foot yacht, the CANDI ONE, capsized in Oyster Bay. Three children, ages 8, 11 and 12, died in the accident, and 24 other people were rescued. According to NBC 4 New York, Nassau County … Continue reading Three Children Die in Oyster Bay Yacht Accident

Reporting a Recreational Boating Accident

Federal law requires that boating accidents be reported if: A person dies A person disappears from the vessel and the circumstances suggest injury or death A person has sustained an injury requiring medical treatment beyond simple first aid Property damage totals $2,000 or more (some states require reporting of lower amounts) The boat has been … Continue reading Reporting a Recreational Boating Accident

As ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Continues for Drivers, Boaters Are Encouraged to Wear Life Jackets

As ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Continues for Drivers, Boaters Are Encouraged to Wear Life Jackets Just as seatbelts can save lives in the event of a car accident, life jackets can save lives in the event of a recreational boating accident. In 2011, 758 people died in recreational boating accidents in the United States, … Continue reading As ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Continues for Drivers, Boaters Are Encouraged to Wear Life Jackets

Sure You Can Rent This Jet Ski . . . Just Sign This Liability Waiver First

One way to cool off during the summer is to hit the water on a boat or Jet Ski. For people who do not own a boat or Jet Ski or whose vessel is not in working condition, numerous companies offer a solution: watercraft rental. When a person rents a watercraft, he or she typically … Continue reading Sure You Can Rent This Jet Ski . . . Just Sign This Liability Waiver First

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