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08 August 2017 By James Johnson 0 comments

Fatal Boating Accident Lake Havasu 2 Boats Crash DUI Suspected

fatal Lake Havasu Boating Accident
One person is dead and five were injured in Lake Havsu boating accident.

Man Killed in Crash Between Two Boats

LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. (August 8, 2017) — A man is dead and five others were injured when two boats collided Sunday night between Havasu Landing and Windsor Beach State Park, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Colorado River Boating Deputies responded to the scene about 9:30 p.m. when a 28-foot Eliminator vessel carrying three passengers was struck by a 25-foot Carrera Deck boat carrying five passengers.

Six of the occupants — three from each vehicle — were thrown into the water during the crash.  A passenger who was aboard the Carrera helped the victims out of the water and onto his boat. When it got to the dock, the injured people were treated by Lake Havasu Fire Department responders. Four people were taken by ground ambulance to Havasu Regional Medical Center and one was airlifted to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas for more serious injuries.

The Elmininator sank shortly after the crash and it’s operator or driver died of their injuries at the scene.

Police Suspect Boating Under the Influence

Police suspect alcohol was a factor in the collision, but the investigation is ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Deputy Brian Weck of the Colorado River Station/ Marine Enforcement Unit at (760) 326-9200.

Most boating accidents are caused by operator inattention, inexperience or reckless behavior, but the number one cause of fatal crashes is alcohol. Just like drivers behind the wheel of a car, a boat operator is required to refrain from alcohol consumption. A resulting boating collision due to a drunk driver may be grounds for both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit.

If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a boating accident due to a negligent person, contact our experienced boating accident attorneys at 800-235-6801 to request a free case evaluation.

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