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Folsom-13 Year Old Girl Sustained A Head Injury After She Jumped Into Lake Natoma

A 13-year old girl sustained a head injury after she jumped into Lake Natoma on Monday, July 1, 2019. The lake was located west of the Willow Creek Recreation Area. Friends reportedly pulled the teen out of the water after she jumped into the lake with a height of about 10 to 12 feet. The teen was reportedly not wearing a life jacket when first responders arrived.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Ski Beach, CA- Father And Daughter Died Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Aboard Houseboat

A father and daughter were found dead aboard on the houseboat on the Delta. The pair were believed to have died due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning on Friday, July 5, 2019. Both were down below the deck as the houseboat camped in Ski Beach area in the Middle River of the San Joaquin Delta, about 10 miles east of Discovery Bay. Another woman sleeping above the deck survived. The woman reportedly found the 2 people dead when she went down below to use a restroom at about 4 am, July 5, 2019, Sunday.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Stanislaus County, CA- Teens Jet Skiing Injured In Crash With A Boat On The Modesto Reservoir

2 teenage girls were injured in a collision on the Modesto Reservoir while they were jet skiing on Saturday, June 22, 2019. One of the teens who were injured was reportedly in critical condition. About 5 pm, the 2 teens were riding a jet ski in the reservoir. The jet ski they were riding crashed with a motor boat, injuring both the teen girls. The girls were ages 14 and 15. The 15-year old girl was reported to be in critical condition after she was taken to the hospital. The 14-year old girl suffered broken bones, but should recover. The driver of the boat was arrested under the suspicion of being under the influence while boating. It is not known as to whether or not the teen girls injured in the accident and the boater knew each other.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Livermore, CA- Boater Jockey Found Dead After Drowning In Lake Del Valle

A jockey from San Francisco appeared to have drowned on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Lake Del Valle in Livermore, CA. The body of the boater jockey was reportedly recovered from the botton of Lake Del Valle near Livermore late Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019. The boater was identified as Shawn Spikes, 23. Spikes was a regular rider in Golden Gate Fields and County Fair Circuit. According to East Bay Regional Parks police, Spikes was one of the people who rented a boat for a cruise along Lake Del Valle on Tuesday afternoon, June 11, 2019. According to investigators. Spikes appeared to have went overboard early Tuesday evening. Search for Spikes during the entire evening on Tuesday failed to have produced signs of the boater. However, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Spikes’ body was found in 65 feet of water-away from the boat dock. Spikes reportedly did not know how to swim. There were no people who saw Spikes went underwater. He was also not wearing a life jacket during the time that he drowned.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Give Me a Sail and the Rolling Wind

The waters off the coast of Southern California have mesmerized people of all ages for hundreds of years. Many have journeyed a lifetime just to get a glimpse of the beautiful, pacifying blue sea. And you may one day feel that desire to make your own discoveries on the Pacific Ocean. Like Balboa 500 years before you, you may find yourself gathering a small band of trusted friends, packing provisions such as cold beverages and sandwiches, and perhaps even enlisting a native guide or a pack of trusty dogs for your journey.

Well, maybe not the native guide or the pack of dogs, but like Jacques Cousteau said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” And, darn it, from time to time, you simply want to take a boat out!

But, just like driving a car on the roads and freeways, there are rules to remember—because accidents do happen. Here are a few things to keep in mind when hitting the water. Read the rest »

El Capitan Reservoir Boating Accident Claims Two Lives

A 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were killed after a speeding powerboat struck the boat they had been fishing on at the El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside. Two men in the powerboat also suffered minor injuries.

San Diego police are still investigating the tragic accident at the city-owned reservoir, but one witness told ABC 10 News that the powerboat had allegedly been speeding through the no-wake zone. The boat that was struck had been drifting prior to the collision.

“The blue and white Nitro came flying through the no-wake zone. I raised my hands up; they waved me off, like you know, ‘It’s no big deal.’ After they came flying through, after they waved me off, I heard the impact,” the witness told reporters. Read the rest »

Once Again, California Lawmakers Advance Bill to Require Boating Education

California is second in the nation when it comes to boating accidents, just behind Florida, and yet California is one of only five states that do not require that a person have any kind of formal training before operating a boat.

With the busy boating season upon us, there are some in the California Legislature who are seeking to end that. Current California boating law only requires that a boater be 16 years of age to operate a boat in the state. Surprisingly, a child as young as age 12 can legally operate a boat if accompanied by an adult. Read the rest »

Boating and Alcohol Don’t Mix

San Diego Boating DangersBoating offers great summer fun for southern California residents and visitors of all ages.  However, adding alcohol to a boating excursion can quickly turn a day of fun into an irreversible tragedy.  While an experienced San Diego boating accident attorney can protect your rights after an injury, the wisest course is to reduce your own injury risk by never mixing boating and alcohol.

According to the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), a boater’s ability to operate a boat or personal watercraft safely is impaired when the boater’s blood alcohol concentration is just 0.35 percent – less than half the legal limit for driving a car.  For many boaters, just one or two drinks will raise the blood alcohol concentration to 0.35 percent, endangering not only the person operating the boat, but others aboard as well. Read the rest »

Carnival Cruise Ship’s Mechanical Problems Strand Passengers – Again

A second Carnival cruise ship is suffering mechanical problems that cut passengers’ cruise time short, according to a recent article in The Los Angeles Times.

The Carnival Dream, which was carrying out a cruise in the Caribbean, began having emergency power problems a few days ago, according to one passenger who notified the Miami Coast Guard. The problem appeared to be centered in the ship’s emergency diesel generator, which powers the propulsion system. The ship had stalled at least once during the cruise, and toilets and elevators were inoperable for a short period. Read the rest »

Usher’s Stepson Declared Brain Dead after Tragic Jet Ski Accident

11-year-old Kyle Glover, stepson to R&B superstar Usher Raymond, sustained a massive head injury on Friday, July 6 while inner tubing at Atlanta’s Lake Lanier.

According to the incident report by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Glover and another friend were being towed on an inner tube by another boat at approximately 3:25 p.m. ET when a Jet Ski crashed into the juveniles. Glover was hit in the head and knocked unconscious. Read the rest »

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