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September 23, 2013
The Ohio Boat Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that each year, hundreds of crashes resulting in injuries and deaths occur on the state’s waterways. Data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercrafts shows that in 2008 alone, 197 vessels were involved in collisions that left 15 people dead and another 112 seriously injured.
More recently though, three people were hurt in a boat accident that occurred on Buckeye Lake, near Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend. Reports from WHIZ News say that two boats were traveling along the water when they collided on Sunday evening. The impact of the crash ejected the three victims from their vessels and threw them into the water.
One of the victims was airlifted to a hospital for further treatment, while two others were transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Accidents like these leave many boaters questioning what they can do to reduce their own chances of being involved in an accident.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers states taking a boater safety course has been shown to give boaters vital information they can use to stay safe on the water. The firm adds that ensuring all passengers aboard a vessel are wearing life preservers while the boat is in motion will also help reduce the chances of injury or death in the event an accident does occur.
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