Intracoastal Waterway Boating Accident
A Florida boating accident that occurred Saturday evening on the Intracoastal Waterway near Fort Lauderdale has claimed the life of one victim. Officials at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission indicate that two boats carrying approximately 10 people were traveling together along the waterway at about 8 p.m. when one of them hit a concrete dock. The force of the impact was great enough to throw at least one occupant out of the vessel into the waterway. Neighbors in the area rushed to the scene when they heard the impact from the accident, which could be heard for a considerable distance.
James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury lawyers would like to remind boaters to exercise extra care as we enter the heavy traffic season on Florida waterways. The following story illustrates the dangers of not taking boating safety seriously: