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El Capitan Reservoir Boating Accident Claims Two Lives

By Ross Jurewitz on August 6, 2014

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.

Another witness interviewed by ABC News 10 confirmed those allegations, telling a reporter that the powerboat had been “running at a high rate of speed” and “hugging the shoreline” just before the accident occurred.

“The boat that got hit had a big hole through the middle; just looked like the blue boat launched through the boat and came over backwards,” the witness stated.

The 21-year-old victim was immediately found, but the body of the second victim was not found until the next day. The two men in the powerboat were also thrown into the water, but only suffered minor cuts and bruises.

As of yet, there has been no determination if drugs or alcohol use was involved in the crash.

The parents of one of the victim’s told reporters that they would rather have their son back, but they hope that those responsible for the crash will be brought to justice.

The wrongful death boating accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group in San Diego express our profoundest condolences to the families of those killed in this senseless and avoidable accident. Those who are responsible for a wrongful death caused by negligence should be held accountable for their actions. If you are seeking justice for the death of a loved one, call us at (888) 233-5020 or contact us online for a free review of your case.

Ross Jurewitz

Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

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