Several Injured After Head-On Boat Crash in Colorado River
LOCATION: San Bernardino County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Saturday, September 1st
September 2, 2018 – Several people were injured in a boating accident Saturday evening in the Colorado River
According to KTLA News, two recreational vessels collided head-on in the stretch of the river near Topock Gorge and Park Moabi Channel.
Primary reports indicated the crash caused one of the boats to sink while, the other sustained heavy damages.
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday, emergency crews arrived at the location and immediately rendered aid to the victims. As per the article, at least twelve patients were rescued from the wreck.
Major Boating Accident Saturday in San Bernardino County
At this time, only one person reportedly suffered the most serious injuries as a result of the accident. That victim was airlifted to a Las Vegas-area trauma center. Furthermore, six people suffered moderate injuries, while the remaining patients were treated for minor injuries.
The names of the patients have not been disclosed thus far.
Authorities added multiple people are considered missing following the incident.
No additional information has been yet released. Further investigation on the case is underway.
San Bernardino County Maritime Accident Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this 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 two recreational vessels to collide head-on, then the people injured and those whose lives were endangered in the incident may have the right to a legal claim.
If you, or your loved one, have been a involved in similar situation and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced maritime accident lawyers for a free case consultation. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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