Early Sunday morning a 24-year-old Miami Marlins star pitcher was killed in a boating accident. The Coast Guard found that he was one of three killed in the accident after spotting a boat overturned around 3 a.m. Authorities believe speed was the factor for the crash. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advised that the 32-foot boat that the victims were on made severe impact with a jetty where debris from the crash was scattered over the rocks still.
There wasn’t an immediate concern for the involvement of alcohol or drugs playing a part in the crash. It was noted that none of the victims wore a life jacket. The boat was very well-known for being connected to the Marlin players and had previously been stopped for inspections in the past.
The player’s girlfriend just posted a picture of herself with her pregnant belly on Instagram last week. He was known as a man who loved life, and it's a huge loss to the organization. Due to this tragedy, Sunday's game was canceled.
Often boat owners view the vessel as a form of entertainment and do not necessarily give them the same care as automobiles. As a result, boats can be very dangerous. Like any other means of transportation, there are safety precautions that need to be followed to ensure the safety of the owner; it’s passengers and other boaters. Some of the most common boating injuries are severe bruising, broken or fractured bones, concussions, paralysis, drowning, and paralysis. Many boating accidents are attributed to boating under the influence, inexperienced boaters, and distracted boating. Our law firm doesn’t believe others should ever suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligence. Call to set up a free consultation with one of our St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth today.