Articles Posted in Boating Accident

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Earlier this month in Key Biscayne, Florida, two individuals were injured and one was killed in a boating accident. According to a local news article, a 68-foot yacht crashed into a 27-foot smaller watercraft.

cardiff-bay-1316948-mA 29-year-old woman was killed due to injuries from the crash, and a 33-year-old and 23-year-old were severely injured. The injured parties were rushed to Mercy Hospital and Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center. Unfortunately, both the survivors are currently in critical condition.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is attempting to determine the exact nature of the crash, and specifically, if the driver of the yacht was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. The Commission spokesperson indicated that the driver originally exhibited some signs of impairment. The investigation is ongoing at the present time.

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Earlier this month, a prominent Tampa Bay attorney was killed in a boating accident while in Key West on a lobstering trip with a friend.  According to a report by TampaBay.com, the woman and her friend were aboard a 44-foot catamaran when they saw another large boat heading straight for them.

badums-sails-1244765-mIn an attempt to get off the boat before the collision, both women jumped into the water hoping to swim away from what seemed like a certain crash.  However, the driver of the other boat finally noticed that he was on a collision course with the catamaran and made a last-minute change of direction. In so doing he hit both women in the water.

Both women were flown to a nearby hospital for treatment of the injuries they sustained in the accident. One of the women was later pronounced dead by hospital personnel. The other woman was last reported to be in stable condition.

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In a tragic accident that occurred earlier this month near Dinner Cay in Coconut Grove, four people lost their lives when three boats collided after a Fourth of July fireworks display. According to a report by the New York Daily News, one man from Long Island was killed while he was aboard a boat owned by his girlfriend’s family celebrating the Fourth of July.

coconut-tree-1438304-mEvidently, the family had taken the boat out to watch the fireworks and were heading back in to the marina when one of the family members noticed that another boat was heading straight toward them. The driver of the boat attempted to quickly turn out of the oncoming boat’s path, but he was unable to do so, and the boat was struck right where the Long Island man was sitting.

The New Yorker was killed in the accident, as were three people aboard the other boat. Although the details are still unclear, it appears that there was another boat involved in the accident as well. In total, 20 people were injured in the three-boat accident.

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