July 5, 2012
The Fourth of July is well known for bringing families and boaters out onto the waters across the state of New Jersey; however, the higher volumes of boats and people can often lead to dangerous situations where someone ends up hurt.
Yesterday, a New Jersey Boating Accident left one man seriously injured. According to NBC-10 Philadelphia, the accident occurred in the afternoon on the waters near Somers Point Marina, in Egg Harbor Township.
Reports indicate that a motorized boat was following a man on a personal watercraft in the harbor in the moments leading up to the collision. The boat got too close and when the personalized watercraft slowed down to stop; it was rear-ended by the boat, causing the rider to be ejected.
The Coast Guard was called in to rescue the man and found the victim being held above water by a passenger aboard the boat that struck him. The victim was then taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries to the lower half of his body.
The Coast Guard, and well as the New jersey State Police, are continuing to investigate the incident, and charges could be pending against the driver of the boat who was responsible for the collision.
The New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers with Lundy Law say that boaters in congested waterways should take extra precautions, such as slowing down and allowing other boaters extra space.