One Killed, Two Injured In Miami Boating Accident
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Coral Gables Fire Rescue were called to assist with a boat crash near the Matheson Hammock Park and Marina located at 9610 Old Cutler Road. A large 68-foot motor yacht, traveling northbound on the intracoastal waterway, collided with a smaller 27-foot pleasure craft, heading south in the waterway.
The crash caused the smaller boat to capsize, causing all three occupants of the smaller boat to be sent into the water. The crash injured all three occupants, two men and a woman. Rescue personnel responding to the crash performed CPR on the woman, and took her to the hospital. Tragically, the woman died later that night. The two men on the boat were also taken to the hospital. One remained in critical condition and the other in stable condition.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was investigating the cause of the crash and identified the man they believed to be the operator of the larger yacht. Investigators believe that alcohol may have played a factor in the crash. FWC officers performed a sobriety test and drew blood to test the operator’s blood-alcohol level. Investigators are also investigating whether speed may have factored into the crash.
Miami boating accidents and injuries
Miami and South Florida are a haven for boating enthusiasts. As a result, the area draws hundreds of thousands of visitors who operate thousands of boats on the South Florida waterways. All of this traffic poses the potential for numerous and significant boating accidents, especially when boat operators do not properly operate their boats.
Unfortunately, many boat operators do not follow the rules and regulations on how to properly operate a boat. Just like a driving a car, operating a boat requires certain responsibilities that must be followed. If you are involved in a boating accident caused by another operator’s negligence or reckless conduct, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Miami boating accident attorney
If you or a loved one is injured in a boating accident, an experienced Miami boating accident attorney can help you with your case. Perez-Gurri Law will investigate the accident to determine if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct. If so, The Perez-Gurri Law Firm will handle all aspects of your case. We will assist in filing your claim with the insurance company and handle the collection and payment of your medical bills. The Perez-Gurri Law Firm will ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Perez-Gurri Law Firm today to find out how we can help you. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Call or visit our Coral Gables office.