It’s a sad reality that a fun summer day boating on a lake can quickly turn tragic. Every year, numerous boating accidents occur in Texas.
In 2014, there were 167 boating accidents in the state, 119 of which resulted in injury and 39 in death, according to the US Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Resource Center.
For instance, earlier this month, a Texas man was fatally injured during a watercraft collision on Lake Nasworthy in San Angelo.
A 21-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, both students at Angelo State University, were kayaking alongside one another when a Jet Ski collided with them. The 19-year-old suffered a head injury that was non-life threatening and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The 21-year-old never surfaced after the collision. San Angelo police found his body the next day utilizing equipment for drowned victim recovery.
The man on the Jet Ski, a 29-year-old, was not injured. He told investigators he was riding toward the setting sun and didn’t see the kayakers prior to the crash. He passed a standard field sobriety test. No charges have been filed.
At The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our Austin boat injury attorney has represented boating enthusiasts who have found themselves seriously injured in a boating accident. We also represent family members who have lost loved ones due to fatal boating accidents or drowning. If you have been a victim of a boating accident, contact The Law Offices of Aaron Allison today.