Deadly Jet Ski Accidents in Florida in 2021

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A Recent Wave of Fatal Jet Ski Accidents Serves as a Stark Reminder of the Dangers on the Water 

Several recent jet ski accidents in Florida serve as a devastating reminder of just how dangerous these vehicles can be. Both children and adults have been killed using these watercrafts in recent months; and each tragedy should bring awareness about the risk of injury and death on the water.  

At Mase Mebane Seitz, we represent individuals who have been injured or killed in jet ski accidents throughout Miami and South Florida. Our knowledgeable legal team has recovered millions on behalf of our clients and is dedicated to holding liable parties accountable for their wrongful actions.   

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a jet ski accident, contact our office at (844) 627-3529 for a free, no-obligation consultation.  

12-Year-Old Killed in Jet Ski Crash 

This summer, a 12-year-old child was killed after the jet ski he was riding collided with a motorboat being driven by family members. As reported by WESH 2 News, the accident occurred on the Indian River near Rockledge in Brevard County.  

According to officials, the boy was riding on a jet ski with an adult when it collided with the motorboat. The family stopped at the nearest dock for help, calling law enforcement to the scene. The young boy was transported to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Speed Likely a Factor in Deadly Jet Ski Collision 

A 43-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after crashing his personal watercraft (PWC) into the back of a 28’ Chaparall Bowrider boat. As reported by WFLA Tampa, the man later died as a result of his injuries.   

Law enforcement believes that speed was a factor in the deadly collision that occurred near the Dunedin Causeway. The jet ski accident was one of several that happened in Florida this summer.  

Passenger Dies in Jet Ski Accident on Pablo Creek 

A Jacksonville woman has died after sustaining injuries in a jet ski accident that occurred on Pablo Creek. Reporting by First Coast News indicates that the 37-year-old woman was a passenger on a Bombardier jet ski when the driver attempted to go underneath the low-lying San Pablo Road bridge on the Intercoastal waterway.   

The driver ducked to avoid being hit by the bridge, but the young woman did not. The impact caused her to be thrown from the PWC. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

UF Health Jacksonville CEO Killed in PWC Accident 

Dr. Leon Haley was killed in a jet ski accident on the morning of July 24, 2021. As noted by News 4 Jax, Haley was CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine when the tragic accident occurred. The doctor had been at the “forefront of the fight against COVID-19” before his untimely death.   

Authorities responded to a PWC incident at the Palm Beach Inlet. They found Dr. Haley, who was wearing a life jacket, in the water. He had been ejected from the Yamaha Waverunner he was operating prior to his death. 

Injured in a Jet Ski Accident? Contact Mase Mebane Seitz Today. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a jet ski accident in South Florida, contact our office today for a free consultation. Get the personalized representation that you deserve.   

Our trial lawyers can help you determine whether you have a cause of action against a negligent operator, manufacturer, or another party that may be responsible for your injuries. Call (844) 627-3529 to get started.