Jacksonville, FL (November 29, 2019) – Yesterday, Pinellas County authorities reported that a jet ski rider was seriously injured in a boat collision on the Intracoastal Waterway.
The accident happened at 12:26 p.m. close to the area of the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge. A 26-year-old man was riding his 2015 Sea-Doo personal watercraft at the time headed east when it collided with another boat for reasons that are still under investigation.
The driver of the boat and another individual from a second boat stopped at the scene and called 911. He was taken to Bayfront Health-St. Petersburg with serious injuries but is expected to survive.
The investigation continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Boating Accidents in Florida
According to statistics taken by the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida led the nation when it comes to boating accidents, deaths, and even serious injuries. Florida also has the highest amount of registered boats in the country. These accidents tend to cause severe injuries and even fatalities in the event of accidents, which is why boaters should be prepared for anything. You might be entitled to damages and should speak with a Florida boating accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Catania & Catania, our accident attorneys have assisted many victims of boating accidents in their time of need after they have been harmed by the negligence of another party. After an accident, it is ideal that you work as quickly as possible to obtain competent legal representation so that you have the ability to gain compensation for your damages in a timely manner. Please contact our skilled attorneys in Florida at (813) 544-7096 for the help you deserve.
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