A tragic boating accident on Lake George resulted in the death of a 9-year-old girl and seriously injured her mother. The accident happened on Monday, July 25, 2016 around 9:30 p.m.
According to reports, seven family members were out on Lake George around 9:30 p.m. when it was run over by another boat. The crash was initially reported as a hit-and-run, but authorities located the second boat about a mile from the crash site at Tea Island Resort on Lake Shore Drive.
Sadly, a 9-year-old girl was killed, and her mother was taken to a nearby hospital where she is expected to recover.
We send our condolences to the family and friends of the victims.
Was Alcohol to Blame?
The 24-year-old driver of the second boat is currently being questioned by authorities. They believe that the driver and four others may have been at the Log Bay Day party which takes place every year on the lake’s eastern shore. This event is known to attract over 600 people and is also known to get rowdy.
Boating accidents like this one tend to have several potential causes. Unsurprisingly, alcohol-impaired drivers are to blame for most of the deadly boating accidents. Irresponsible boaters that choose to boat under the influence cause tragedies like this one more often that we may realize.
Maritime Lawyer – Richard Serpe
If you’ve been injured because of the negligence of someone else, you may want to speak with an attorney. Richard Serpe gained a Master’s Degree in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law. He has also been awarded the rank of Proctor (the highest rank available) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States.