Multiple People Injured In Boat Accident In The Deep Water Channel Of The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta North of Rio Vista
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2022) – Two people were injured in a boat accident in the Deep Water Channel Of The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Sacramento County police officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday afternoon. Two people were hit by a boat in the Deep Water Channel.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help both of the victims. One patient was taken to the hospital in a helicopter.
The other patient was taken to a hospital in a ground ambulance. Both victims are said to have suffered significant injuries.
A full investigation into the Deep Water Channel boat accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Sacramento County Boat Accidents
Thousands of people are seriously injured in boating accidents every year. According to the American Boating Association, “In 2020, the Coast Guard counted 5,265 accidents that involved 767 deaths, 3,191 injuries and approximately $62.5 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.” There are a variety of factors that could potentially contribute to a boat accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
All boat operators must learn waterway rules and exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. There are speed limits that apply to waterways in California in much the same way that there are speed limits on the road. Any driver that is within 100 feet of a person in the water must reduce their speed to 5 mph. If a boat operator hits someone in the water, they could be held at fault through a negligence claim. Victims of boat accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured in a boat accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, boat operators will often fight hard to deny responsibility for an accident. A boat accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Sacramento County Boat Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to the two people injured in this Deep Water Channel boat accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the two victims.
Have you or someone that you love been injured due to the negligence of a boat driver? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our team of boat accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.