A 13 year old boy was killed last week, and his older brother seriously injured, when the jet-ski they were riding collided with a fishing boat in Laguna Madre on South Padre Island, TX. The younger brother was killed upon impact.
The accident occurred in the late afternoon, as the boys' father rode another jet-ski nearby. Around 500 yards from shore, the boys' jet-ski collided with a center-console fishing boat. According to witness testimony, the boat went over the top of the jet-ski, pinning the deceased between the two vessels. Texas Parks and Wildlife association is conducting an investigation into the accident.
As summer approaches, the appeal of maritime activities increases but so too does the danger on the water. If you or a loved one has been injured in a maritime accident like this jet-ski collision, you may be entitled to compensation and a Houston personal injury lawyer at the firm can help. Contact a maritime injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin today for a free consultation regarding your case.