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One teen killed, another injured in boating accident

Accidents are a sad reality of life in today’s world. These can include car crashes, motorcycle accidents, on-the-job accidents and more. In the best case scenario, minor property damage is the only consequence that people in Connecticut have to deal with. In the most tragic of situations, a wrongful death can leave family members, friends and sometimes an entire community grieving the loss of a loved one unnecessarily.

Such was the case last summer when three teenage girls were involved in a fatal boating accident. One of the girls, a 17-year old, was the driver of the boat. The two other girls, ages 15 and 16, were riding on an inflatable that was being pulled by the boat. Along the way, the inflatable overturned and the two teens on it hit the water. They were both hit by the propeller of the boat. Boat props are known to be extremely sharp and they can rotate at very high speeds.

The boat’s driver was just recently found in violation of regulations and rules designed to prevent boating collisions. A $150 fine was assessed in the case. The 15-year old girl sustained injuries to one of her legs. Details of her condition today were not provided in a report. The 16-year old girl suffered injuries so severe that she died from them. It is not known what types of injuries she sustained.  A report did not indicate if the families of either victim were pursuing other damages.

People who have suffered direct injuries or the loss of someone dear to them in accidents like these may wish to talk to a lawyer. This can sometimes offer opportunities to seek compensation.

Source: NBC Connecticut, “Teen Fined in Connection With Deadly 2014 Greenwich Tubing Accident,” July 31, 2015

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