Overloaded Boat Crashes, 13 Injured. Alcohol Involved.
On Saturday, March 12th, 2016 around 5 p.m., a serious boating accident occurred on the Colorado River. According to reports, the accident happened 30 miles North of Blythe, Ca. near Parker, Arizona.
Eye witnesses reported seeing the boat, overloaded with passengers, traveling at a very high rate of speed. As it attempted to make a turn, the boat collided with the shoreline.
Three people were critically injured and airlifted to a hospital. Six other people were taken to the hospital by ambulance, while 4 others with minor injuries refused treatment.
While the investigation is ongoing, police believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
Operating a boat under the influence.
Our thoughts are with those injured in this accident, and we hope that everyone involved makes a speedy and full recovery.
Many students are out for spring break, and enjoying the weather and good company on the water. Unfortunately, accidents such as this one can ruin your break, and sometimes your life. If you are enjoying the weather on the water, be sure to do so responsibly. Always designate a sober and experienced boat operator. In addition, be sure to stay alert and aware of your surroundings as there are likely other boaters enjoying themselves on the water as well. Boating responsibly ensures a good time with your friends and family, as well as safe one.
Maritime Accident Lawyer – Richard Serpe
If you or your loved one has been injured, you may want to speak with an experienced maritime injury lawyer. An experienced maritime lawyer can attempt to get the results, the settlement and the financial compensation you deserve for your long term care.
Richard Serpe gained a Masters Degree in maritime law from Tulane University School after graduating law school. He has also been awarded the rank of Proctor (the highest rank available) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. Mr. Serpe has helped victims of serious injuries, and families affected by a wrongful death, for over 30 years.