This past Labor Day Weekend, a 17-year-old girl died, and 10 others were injured when their boat crashed Sunday afternoon. The boat crash killed the teen when the boat carrying 14 passengers capsized about 16 miles off the coast of Florida near Miami. USA Today was told in their interview with Miami Dade Fire and Rescue that the boat hit a channel marker and capsized the 28-foot center counsel boat. Of the 11 injured in the crash, a 17-year-old passed away Monday from injuries sustained in the crash.
While boating can be a fun experience for all ages it comes with danger just like any motorized vehicle. The boat crash that kills teen in Miami is unfortunately not the first deadly boat crash. In 2020 there were around 800 deaths due to boating wrecks in the U.S. which has steadily increased over the years. There are many causes to boating accidents so understanding the dangers is important in order to stay alert and safe when out on the water.
After being in a boating accident its important that you get to safety, contact police, seek medical treatment, and then contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one is injured in a boating accident, contact the dedicated lawyers of Chhabra & Gibbs P.A. We have 130+ years of combined legal experience dealing with all types of wrecks including boats, cars, 18-wheelers, & more. Contact us for a FREE consultation at 601-948-8005. For more personal injury news visit msinjurylaw.com.