Local High School Student Killed in Latest Miami Boat Accident
According to law enforcement and multiple news reports, a 17-year-old was killed in a Labor Day weekend boat accident. The crash occurred near Biscayne Bay at approximately 6:45 pm on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Along with the young woman that perished in the collision, nearly a dozen were injured. Several victims were airlifted to the hospital as a result of their injuries.
At Mase Mebane Seitz, we provide compassionate, dedicated representation for individuals who have been injured or killed in boating accidents throughout South Florida. We are trial lawyers unafraid to litigate cases if a fair and full settlement cannot be reached. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Miami boating accident, contact our office at (305) 602-4824 for a free consultation.
17-Year-Old Killed and Several Injured in Boating Accident
As reported by Local News 10, a 17-year-old student at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy was killed in a boating accident near Boca Chita Key. The teen was a senior at the all-girls Catholic high school. The article notes that she was a member of the school’s cross-country team and a participant in peer ministry.
The crash happened on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at approximately 6:45 pm when the vessel the teen was riding in collided with a channel marker. The impact caused several people to be ejected from the boat. Nearly a dozen passengers were injured, including four that had to be airlifted to a local hospital. The crash serves as a devastating reminder of just how dangerous Miami waters can be.
Safety Tips for Boating in Miami
South Florida’s near-perfect year-round weather means that the boating season does not end with the close of summer. For anyone who plans to operate or ride in a vessel this fall, particularly young adults, there are several safety tips that may help prevent accidents on the water.
Safety tips to help prevent boating accidents:
- Wear a life jacket
- Never drive impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Designate a lookout
- Follow all posted signs
- Be aware of your surroundings, including other vessels
- Watch out for inclement weather or water conditions
The more precautions you take, the better prepared you will be in the event of an emergency. If you are involved in a boating accident, you need to consult with an attorney about your right to compensation. Depending on the situation, you might be entitled to financial recovery for any of your losses, including lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
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