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Lily Harris, Brandon Harris Fatal Bass Lake Boating Accident on Labor Day in Madera County

 Fatal Bass Lake Boating Accident on Labor DayGirl Killed, Father Injured in Bass Lake Boating Accident

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (Sept. 3, 2018) — A 7-year-old girl Lily Harris was killed and her father, 32-year-old Brandon Harris, was injured when a boat ran over them in Bass Lake on the Labor Day holiday, according to ABC News.

The incident took place about 3 p.m. Witness say a boat was speeding through a slow zone where there were people were in the water swimming or tube riding. The boat ran over the two victims causing major injuries to the child. The girl was airlifted to Valley Childrens Hospital, but later died of her injuries. The man was also hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is investigate the incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information may contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770.


In the aftermath of this boating collision, police are reviewing the facts and determining whether or not to charge the driver with a crime. It’s unknown at this time whether alcohol was a factor. The death of a person due to a reckless driver can result in both criminal charges and a civil claim.

If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a boating accident, it’s likely that there will be significant financial losses such as medical bills, lost wages and more. Johnson Attorneys Group has been handling these types of cases throughout California for more than a decade. We urge you to contact us to request a free consultation so that we may guide you through the steps and ensure your case is handled professionally and compassionately.  Please call us for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.

— Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). 

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