Two Seriously Injured in Boating Accident
On Sunday, March 13th, 2016 multiple people were injured in a Key Biscayne boating accident near the Rickenbacker Causeway.
The boat was traveling at a high rate of speed in an area where you can go full throttle. According to reports, a 32-foot vessel took a sharp turn in shallow water and struck a sandbar off of Crandon Park Marina.
As the vessel came to an abrupt stop, one of the passengers was thrown overboard and sustained serious neck and back injuries. Another rider was thrown into the boat’s centers console and suffered a broken arm. Both passengers were airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center.
A total of 13 passengers were on the vessel.
Most Boat Accidents Can Be Prevented
Our thoughts are with those injured in this accident, and we hope that everyone involved makes a speedy and full recovery.
It’s that time of year when many students are out for spring break, and others are just out to enjoy the beautiful weather. No matter, it is important to boat responsibly. A gorgeous day out on the water with your family and friends can turn into a nightmare at the hands of a drunk, inexperienced, or reckless boat operator. Keep your loved ones safe by designating a sober and experienced boat operator. Stay alert and watch out for other boaters enjoying the water, and signs for other inherent dangers.
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.