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Category: Boating Accident Injury & Death

Jupiter Man Critically Injured after Boat Strikes Intracoastal Waterway Channel Marker

May 24, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The Palm Beach Post reports Kai Woodstock, 26, from Jupiter was critically injured on the night of May 21st when the boat he was riding in struck a lighted channel marker in the Intracoastal Waterway near Marcinski Road. Woodstock was flown by trauma hawk to St. Mary’s Medical Center after the accident, which occurred around 9:46 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC).
Woodstock was one of five passengers in the boat. According to Jupiter […]

Riviera Beach Personal Watercraft Crash Injures Rider

April 28, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The Palm Beach Post reports two people were thrown off a personal watercraft near Peanut Island in Riviera Beach on April 24 after hitting a channel marker. The cause of the accident is being blamed on the craft having mechanical problems.
According to a statement from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department, one rider was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The other was uninjured.

Teenage Girl’s Leg Severed Below the Knee in Lake Gibson Personal Watercraft Accident

April 27, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

NewsCheif.com reports a teenage girl had part of her leg amputated when two personal watercraft collided on Lake Gibson at a high speed.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesman Gary Morse stated the victim and a 15-year-old girl were riding Polaris jet propelled personal watercaft together about 2:30 p.m. on April 24, 2011 when they collided. It is estimated that both girls were traveling at 30 mph, and the impact severed the 14-year-old’s left leg below the knee. The other […]

Teen Run Over by Boat in Titusville, Florida

April 24, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The Albuquerque Express reports a teenage girl was hospitalized from injuries after a after being run over by a boat in Titusville, Florida.
The accident occurred just north of the Max Brewer Bridge, near Titusville on April 23, 2011. According to law enforcement, the 13-year-old fell off a boat and was hit by the propeller. She suffered deep cuts on her left thigh. The teen was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for treatment. The accident is still under investigation. No […]

Cape Coral Man Turns Himself In for His Roll in the May 8, 2010 Boating Accident that Killed Jason Baldner

March 4, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

WINKNews.com reports Cape Coral resident Jason Williams turned himself in to members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on March 1st for his involvement in a Cape Coral boat accident that left Jason Baldner dead May 8, 2010, according to the Florida State Attorney’s Office.
Williams was operating the 37′ motor boat at a high rate of speed when it hit a seawall near the Cantry Canal. The boat accident which injured two and eventually led to the death […]