Lily Harris Killed, Brandon Harris Injured After Boating Crash on Bass Lake
LOCATION: Bass Lake
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Monday, September 3rd
September 4, 2018 – A child was killed, and her father was injured in a boating crash in a census-designated place in Madera County Monday afternoon, according to ABC News.
The accident happened just after 3 p.m. during Labor Day celebrations at Bass Lake.
Father and Daughter Victims in Labor Day Boat Accident at Bass Lake
As per the article, 7-year-old Lily Harris and 32-year-old Brandon Harris were ran over by a boat, that was apparently speeding through the slow zone. Witnesses narrated the father and daughter were tubing at the time of the crash.
Medical records indicated emergency responders administered CPR to Lily before both she and her father were airlifted to hospitals.
When the girl arrived at Valley Children’s Hospital, she was sadly pronounced deceased.
On the other hand, Brandon reportedly had surgery and is recovering at a hospital.
No immediate information was released on the boat operator involved, and their whereabouts after the accident.
Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this deadly 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 crash that resulted in fatal trauma to Lily Harris, then the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Furthermore, Mr. Brandon Harris may also file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault, pending results of investigation.
If you, or your loved one, have been a involved in similar accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced maritime accident lawyers. Call us today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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