A boating accident in Needles, California has killed two individuals and seriously injured five others. The accident occurred on the Colorado River on October 9th when two boats collided at the Needles Marina. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened at approximately 6:15 p.m. and the drivers of both boats were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Five other passengers were transported to the hospital for serious injuries, and the accident is under investigation. Few details have been released about the accident, but authorities are encouraging any witnesses to contact the Sheriff’s Department to assist in the investigation.
Boating accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals and cause thousands of injuries every year. Unfortunately, the majority of boating accidents are preventable and caused by some type of negligence. Inexperienced boating, driving the boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, and distracted boating cause accidents that could have been avoided. All accidents have unique circumstances and are caused by numerous factors. To determine if you have grounds to recover compensation for your boating accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis boating accident lawyer.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our attorneys believe your safety is the top priority, and when it is compromised, those responsible should be held accountable. Our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case and will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a boating accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.