1 Dead, 4 Injured in Boat Crash
LAKE MENDOCINO (June 26, 2017)- According to the Press Democrat, a deadly boating crash was reported Saturday evening leaving a man dead and several others injured.
Yolo County Sheriff officials were notified of the crash involving two boats at roughly 10:20 p.m.
One of the boats allegedly had seven people on board while the other had three people boarded when the boats collided the north ramp as one was departing while the other was arriving.
A total of four people were injured while a man identified as Miguel Corona, 26, of Ukiah, tragically suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene.
At this time, Yolo County authorities are investigating whether this was a hit-and-run incident was there is speculation the driver of one of the boats may have taken off after the collision.
Anyone with information is urged to contact 707-463-4086.
JAG Founder James Johnson is an experienced boating accident attorney who has taken on several accidents over the last few years where clients have either been hurt or have suffered fatal injuries as a result of a crash. At this time there are several questions that have not been answered regarding this incident. What caused the boat to crash? Was the operator of one of the boats under the influence? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the operator at-fault negligent in any other way? Was there proper lighting within the vicinity where the boats collideD? A thorough investigation will ensue to determine the circumstances to find out whether negligence was a factor.
In this particular case, where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, all injured victims and the family of Miguel Corona have the right to file personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits respectively against the at-fault party seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income and loss of love and companionship.
Call us today if you would like to speak with an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer at 800-235-6801.
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