MIAMI, FL— July 20, 2011 – A violent boating accident occurred in Boston Harbor on the evening of July 16, 2011, claiming the life of one passenger and leaving another seriously injured. According to information provided by the Associated Press, Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and officials from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) appear to be investigating what might have caused the speedboat involved in the fatal boat accident to abruptly overturn and capsize.
MSP spokesperson David Procopio told reporters that a 30-foot speedboat was navigating Boston Harbor, in close proximity to Boston Light, when the vessel apparently overturned and broke apart at approximately 6:15 p.m. Two unidentified passengers were apparently thrown from the speedboat when it capsized.
Reports indicated one of the accident victims suffered a head injury, while the other sustained a chest wound. One of the boat passengers succumbed to his/her traumatic injuries at the accident site. Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel apparently airlifted the second injured passenger to an unspecified hospital in Boston following the boat capsizing.
According to statistics provided by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida leads the U.S. in boating accidents. During the year 2010, 668 boat accidents were reported. Those incidents resulted in 79 boating deaths and left 389 victims suffering from various injuries.
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With four decades of experience litigating the multifaceted personal injury and wrongful death claims of boat and cruise line passengers who are hurt or assaulted onboard, the knowledgeable Florida boating accident lawyers of Gerson & Schwartz are dedicated to protecting the rights of these individuals and fighting to provide them with the compensation they deserve. Working closely with the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Miami personal injury attorneys of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. strive to provide justice to individuals who suffer serious injuries in a wide variety of boating accidents.