Chrisi Lewis Killed in Colorado River Head-On Boat Crash
LOCATION: San Bernardino County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Saturday, September 1st
September 3, 2018 – At least one person was killed, and several others were injured in a boating accident Saturday evening in the Colorado River.
The Mojave County Sheriff’s Office identified the deceased as 51-year-old Chrisi Lewis, of Tulare County.
Major Boating Accident Saturday in San Bernardino County
According to KTLA News, a Hallet boat with 10 passengers collided head-on into a Sleek Craft boat with six occupants in the stretch of the river near Topock Gorge and Park Moabi Channel.
Primary reports indicated the crash caused one of the boats to sink while, the other sustained heavy damages.
Several Injured After Boating Accident in Colorado River, September 1
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, emergency crews arrived at the location and immediately rendered aid to the victims. As per the article, around ten parties were rescued from the wreck.
One unidentified person reportedly suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident, and was airlifted to a Las Vegas-area trauma center. Furthermore, six people sustained moderate injuries in the crash, while the remaining patients were treated for minor injuries.
The names of the patients have not been disclosed thus far.
Authorities added three other boaters–a male and two females–are considered missing following the incident.
No additional information has been yet released. Further investigation on the case is underway.
San Bernardino County Maritime Accident Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this boating accident. We trust officials are looking at all the factors in this case in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Once the investigation process proves that the negligence of another person or entity caused the two recreational vessels to collide head-on, then the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim, while the injured parties may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault.
If you, or your loved one, have been a involved in similar situation and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced San Bernardino County maritime accident lawyers for a free case consultation. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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