Tag Archives: boat-injury

Boating Accident: 2 Injured in Another Hudson River Boat Crash

A woman was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center after a boating accident on the Hudson River last Saturday night, August 3. The accident came just 8 days after the bride-to-be was killed in another accident on the Hudson. Reporters found a man, who was believed to have left the scene of the accident, asleep inside -->

Body of Bride-To-Be Found in Hudson River After Horrific Boating Accident

The body of bride-to-be, Lindsey Stewart, was found floating in the Hudson River on Saturday, July 27, after a horrific boating accident on Friday night. Authorities found the body with no life vest near the Tappan Zee Bridge. The boat’s operator, Jojo John, 35, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter as well as vehicular assault. -->

Erin Brockovich Arrested for Boating While Intoxicated

Erin Brockovich, who was portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie about her fight over the pollution of a California town, has been arrested for boating while intoxicated. Brockovich was arrested on the night of June 7 after a breathalyzer test showed her blood-alcohol level was twice over the legal limit. A game warden had -->

Kids & Boating Safety Tips

Before you take your boat out on the lake or river this season, follow these tips to keep your family safe out on the water: Always Wear a Life Jacket: Always have your children wear a life jacket that is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Make sure the life jacket is snug. You can -->

Pregnant Mother and 3-Year-Old Son Killed in Tragic Boat Collision As Father Dives In to Try and Save Them

An expectant mother and her young son died in a horrific boating crash on High Rock Lake in North Carolina on Saturday. Melissa Chambers Britt, 32, and her 3-year-old son William Jaiden Britt were killed when a speedboat collided with their pontoon boat. William Clayborn Britt, the boy’s father, was driving the boat and was -->

Personal Watercrafts: Potentially Deadly Fun

Personal watercrafts can be highly dangerous vehicles, even for trained professionals. In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,789 boating accidents involving 709 deaths, 3,331 injuries and $54 million in property damage. Watercraft accidents accounted for 23% of that total. The U.S. Coast Guard noted that the top causes of accidents were operator related: carelessness, -->