LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. (August 10, 2017) — Harry Rea, 59, of Lake Havasu was killed Sunday morning in a collision between two boats on Lake Havasu, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The fatal crash took place about 9:23 a.m. between two boats, one operated by Rea. One of the vessel’s sunk after the crash.
The collision is under investigation by the Marine Enforcement Unit of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
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 boating accident involving injuries or death that is caused by a drunk driver or illegal activities 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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