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Missouri Boating Accident Results in Fatality

Missouri Boating Accident Results in Fatality

On Saturday afternoon, a boating accident in Missouri resulted in the death of a 51-year-old man. The accident happened on the Indian Hills Lake in Cuba, Missouri. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the 51-year-old man was operating a 1994 Aweld boat heading south when he made an abrupt turn causing himself and his passenger to be ejected. The boat then collided with a dock causing it to stop. Tragically, emergency workers pronounced the driver dead at the scene of the accident. It is unknown if the passenger suffered injuries in the accident, and the Patrol is investigating the incident.

One type of auto accident that is often overlooked is that of boating accidents. Many individuals that choose to operate a boat do not take into consideration that they can be a dangerous vehicle if the driver does not follow all safety precautions. Across the country, there are approximately 5,000 boating accidents that occur annually that result in serious injuries and death. Similar to auto accidents that occur on land, there are numerous causes of boating accidents and some of the most common causes are distracted boaters, boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, inexperienced boating, and speeding.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a boating accident, it is imperative to consult the skilled boating accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC. Our attorneys have the experience, resources, knowledge, and compassion necessary to handle your case successfully while supporting you during the case. If another party caused your accident, we will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you are owed for your damages. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

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