Three Injured As A Result Of California Boating Accident

by Staff Blogger | July 16th, 2012

July 16, 2012

California Boating Accident at the Stony Gorge Reservoir in Glenn County over the weekend was responsible for leaving three people, including a child, injured. KRCRTV 7 News stated that the accident occurred when two watercrafts collided.

Deputies with the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department stated that a woman was taking her boat across the lake when another boat struck the first craft’s wake, causing a collision. Both women who were driving at the time, along with a five-year-old passenger of one of the watercrafts, suffered injuries as a result of the crash and were taken to a local hospital in order to receive treatment to their injuries.

The crash comes during the state’s most dangerous month for boating accidents. According to the California Department of Boating and Waterways, July sees a significantly higher number of boat accidents, with a total average of 117 for the month, than any other time of year. In 2010 alone, the state saw a total of 283 injuries and 49 deaths as a result of watercraft accidents. More than two times as many of these accidents happen when two boats collide as opposed to any other crash cause.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers say that the most effective way to prevent injuries while aboard a boat is to ensure that every passenger wears a personal floatation device at all times.