MIAMI, FL— July 5, 2011 – A collision involving two personal watercrafts (PWC) landed two people in the hospital on June 3, 2011. WSVN reports stated that the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting a full investigation into the jet ski accident, which occurred off Surfside in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
According to Kelli Denis, who witnessed the jet ski crash, “All of a sudden we see two jetskis flying across– like, really fast. And, they stopped… And they were on the shore and we thought that they were stuck. So, my dad and my friend, Kevin, went over there to see if they were alright.” Denis called 911 following the injurious jet ski accident.
FWC investigators contended the jet ski collision involved two personal watercrafts; one being operated by a woman, the other by a man. Reports indicated both accident victims were flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the jetboat crash. While the male victim did not appear to suffer life-threatening injuries in the wreck, the female victim was taken to the hospital’s trauma unit for treatment.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), 736 boating accident fatalities were recorded during the year 2009. About 22 percent of recreational boating accidents involved personal watercrafts (PWC).
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