San Francisco Boat Accident Leaves Four Men Injured

by Staff Blogger | April 29th, 2013

April 29, 2013

Four men were injured as the result of a San Francisco Boat Accident that occurred over the weekend. Reports indicate the incident happened just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning in the waters off of Candlestick Point.

A spokesperson from the San Francisco Fire Department, Lt. Robert Lopez, told KTVU News that the four victims were passengers aboard a Pleasure Craft and were standing on the bow of the vessel when an explosion suddenly erupted. The boat was quickly engulfed in flames and quickly began taking on water.

The men quickly radioed for assistance and the U.S. Coast guard dispatched rescue crews to find the men. All four were pulled from the burning wreckage and were transported to local trauma centers for treatment to injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to exposure.

The accident has left many boat owners curious as to what steps should be taken to optimize safety in the event of such an unforeseen accident. The California Injury Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers say one of the best ways to stay safe while on the water is to ensure that the vessel has enough life preservers for each individual who is on board. These flotation devices should be worn at all times when the boat is in motion.

Another thing that can help prevent accidents is becoming acclimated to the waterways that will be traveled and slowing down in unfamiliar waters.