Police Believe Alcohol Involved In Northern California Boat Accident

by Staff Blogger | August 22nd, 2013

August 19, 2013

While most people are aware of the numerous motor vehicle collisions that are associated with drinking and driving on the highway, many do not realize the same deadly results can occur when drinking and boating.

Take the case of a Northern California Boat Accident that occurred recently on Collins Lake in Yuba City, which resulted in three people being injured. Reports indicate police believe alcohol played a part in causing the crash.

According to a story published by The Appeal-Democrat, a 28-year-old man was operating a vessel carrying four other people in a reckless manner when he struck another boat carrying three passengers that was stopped in the water. The impact of the collision caused bother watercrafts to overturn, ejecting everyone form both crafts.

The seven victims were brought to shore, where the 55-year-old operator of the boat that was hit was airlifted to a local trauma center, while two passengers from the other vessel were transported to the hospital by ambulance. All three were treated and then released.

Meanwhile, investigators questioned the man believed to be responsible for causing the accident and believe alcohol consumption may have been a factor. However, they released him at the scene, pending the results of a full investigation into the incident.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers are aware of the devastating effects injuries caused by intoxicated boaters can have on the lives of the victims and ask citizens to refrain from drinking and operating a boat.